15 days in Laos Itinerary

15 days in Laos Itinerary

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15 days in Laos Itinerary

Start: Don Khone
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Pakse
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Vientiane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Vang Vieng
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Luang Prabang
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Huay Xai
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Brussels

2
nights
Pakse

Pakse ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Dao Heuang Market, then delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then admire the sheer force of Bolaven Plateau. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Pha Suam Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, and then don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pakse online tour itinerary planner .

Don Khone to Pakse is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also 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 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Pakse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolaven Plateau, Wat Phu, Tad Pha Suam Waterfall
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall ©
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu

3
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
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: stroll around Buddha Park, steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), pause for some photo ops at Patuxai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Pakse to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Vientiane sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

2
nights
Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng ©
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 28th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Chang, take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Khan Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), and then identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng trip website .

Getting from Vientiane to Vang Vieng by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Balloon Rides
Tham Chang Cave ©
Tham Chang Cave

4
nights
Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the striking features of Wat Xieng Thong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation

1
night
Huay Xai

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat, then identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then make a trip to Project Kajsiab Laos.

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Drive from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Parks Wildlife
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Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat

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