18 days in Laos Itinerary

18 days in Laos Itinerary

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18 days in Laos Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  24​h
1
Luang Prabang
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sayaboury
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Nong Khiaw
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Vang Vieng
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Phonsavan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Vientiane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Champasak Town
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Vilnius

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Luang Prabang Library. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, pick up some new knowledge with Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang travel route builder site .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Luang Prabang is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Luang Prabang is 5 hours. Traveling from Vilnius in November, expect Luang Prabang to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

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

1
night
Sayaboury

Sayaboury ©
Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sayaboury tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Sayaboury can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Parks Wildlife
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Elephant Conservation Center ©
Elephant Conservation Center

1
night
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Ban Lue handicrafts workshop, get great views at Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Pha Kuang Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nong Khiaw holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Nong Khiaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nong Khiaw are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Shopping Parks Nature
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Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn ©
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and then Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nong Khiaw to Vang Vieng takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Climbing Tours
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)

1
night
Phonsavan

Phonsavan ©
A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
On the 11th (Wed), take an unorthodox tour of The Plain of Jars Laos, get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, then look for gifts at Hmong Sunday Market, and finally stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phonsavan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Phonsavan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre
The Plain of Jars Laos ©
The Plain of Jars Laos

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Si Muang and Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women. There's much more to do: stroll around Buddha Park, look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao, steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That Luang Neua.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane takes 2.5 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

2
nights
Champasak Town

Champasak Town ©
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 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, then don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Chez Maman, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, and then head off the coast to Don Daeng Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Champasak Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Vientiane to Champasak Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pakse, Bolaven Plateau
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Phu Salao, Golden Buddha ©
Phu Salao, Golden Buddha
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu

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