32 days in Laos Itinerary

32 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  4 h
1
Vientiane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Thalat
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Vang Vieng
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Nong Khiaw
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Sayaboury
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Sam Neua
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Phonsavan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Huay Xai
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
9
Champasak Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Luang Prabang
— 9 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

6
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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and hunt for treasures at Morning Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vientiane trip maker website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Vientiane is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Vientiane when traveling from Bangkok in March, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thalat.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

1
night
Thalat

Thalat
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Nam Ngum Dam.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thalat travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vientiane to Thalat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Thalat are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Thalat

Parks

5
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.
Vang Vieng is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at ShootUpVV Paintball, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves, and explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vang Vieng trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Thalat to Vang Vieng in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Balloon Rides
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point

1
night
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Patok Cave, then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, and then look for gifts at Ban Lue Handicrafts Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nong Khiaw tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nong Khiaw are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Patok Cave ©
Patok Cave
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn ©
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sayaboury trip maker tool.

Drive from Nong Khiaw to Sayaboury in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sayaboury are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sam Neua.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Conservation Center ©
Elephant Conservation Center

2
nights
Sam Neua

Sam Neua ©
Sam Neua is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Vieng Xai Cave City and contemplate the long history of Hintang Houamuang.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sam Neua holiday planner.

Getting from Sayaboury to Sam Neua by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Phonsavan on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Sam Neua

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Houaphanh Province
Highlights from your plan
Vieng Xai Cave City ©
Vieng Xai Cave City
Pathet Lao Caves
Pathet Lao Caves
Hintang Houamuang ©
Hintang Houamuang

2
nights
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 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Hmong Sunday Market, don't miss a visit to The Plain of Jars, and then get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Wat Phiawat, then make a trip to Tham Piu Cave, then explore the ancient world of That Foun, and finally ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Phonsavan online trip builder.

You can drive from Sam Neua to Phonsavan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Xieng Khouang
Highlights from your plan
The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre
Tham Piu Cave ©
Tham Piu Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Experience Office, and then don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Huay Xai attractions planner.

Getting from Phonsavan to Huay Xai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat

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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, look for gifts at Chez Maman, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Oum Moung Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau, and then step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Champasak Town tour planning site.

You can fly from Huay Xai to Champasak Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Champasak Town are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bolaven Plateau
Highlights from your plan
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Don Daeng Island ©
Don Daeng Island

9
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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, and admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Champasak Town to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Champasak Town in April since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Alms Giving Ceremony ©
Alms Giving Ceremony

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