15 days in Laos & Bangkok Itinerary

15 days in Laos & Bangkok Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Pakse, Laos
— 2 nights
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Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Living Land Farm and Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, browse the fresh offerings at The Morning Market, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Luang Prabang is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Luang Prabang. In November, Luang Prabang is much hotter than Zurich - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 2 nights
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Chang, and then explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vang Vieng online trip planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Vientiane, Laos

— 2 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, revel in the low prices at Mulberries, then look for gifts at Lao Textiles, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane road trip planner.

Getting from Vang Vieng to Vientiane by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Pakse.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Pakse, Laos

— 2 nights

Gateway to Southern Laos

Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Lao Nippon Bridge, don't miss a visit to Dao Heuang Market, make a trip to Pakse Chinese Temple, stop by Dream Weavers, then make a trip to Wat Luang Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pha Bat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pakse route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Pakse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Champasak Town, Laos

— 2 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Chez Maman. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Wat Phu, visit Si Phan Don, and then explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Champasak Town road trip planning site.

Drive from Pakse to Champasak Town in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Champasak Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Bangkok on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Champasak Town to Bangkok. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.