15 days in Laos Itinerary

15 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos route planner

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Luang Prabang
— 5 nights
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Pakse
— 3 nights
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Vientiane
— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Laos Buffalo Dairy. Step out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip maker tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Luang Prabang is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in September; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tad Yuang Waterfalls and Phu Salao, Golden Buddha. Explore Pakse's surroundings by going to Champasak Town (Don Daeng Island, Wat Muang Kang Temple, &more) and Si Phan Don (in Don Loppadi). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, make a trip to Dao Heuang Market, take in the views from Lao Nippon Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Champasak Historical Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Pakse driving holiday website.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Pakse in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Pakse sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vientiane.

Things to do in Pakse

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Vientiane

— 5 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Si Muang and Wat That Khao. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, and walk around Buddha Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Vientiane tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Pakse to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Golf

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.