15 days in Laos Itinerary

15 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos trip itinerary planner

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Luang Prabang
— 5 nights
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Vientiane
— 4 nights
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Pakse
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang

— 5 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.
Step out of Luang Prabang to go to Nong Khiaw and see 100 Waterfalls, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, and don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Luang Prabang is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. In December, Luang Prabang is much warmer than Dublin - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vientiane

— 4 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Buddha Park, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), and hunt for treasures at Morning Market.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Vientiane trip maker website.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luang Prabang in December since evenings lows in Vientiane dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Pakse.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Spas

Pakse

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pakse: Si Phan Don (in Don Loppadi), Champasak Town (Wat Phu & Chez Maman) and Tad Fane (in Paksong). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, make a trip to Wat Luang Temple, and take in the views from Lao Nippon Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pakse driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Pakse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vientiane in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pakse: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pakse

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.