36 days in Brunei Darussalam & Laos Itinerary

36 days in Brunei Darussalam & Laos Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Vientiane, Laos
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Sam Neua, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Phonsavan, Laos
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
5
Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h
6
Thalat, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Nong Khiaw, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Sayaboury, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h
11
Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei Darussalam
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

6
nights
Vientiane, Laos

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: take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, and hunt for treasures at Morning Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vientiane online holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Vientiane is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Vientiane is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in April, with highs in Vientiane at 41°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sam Neua.

Things to do in Vientiane

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

3
nights
Sam Neua, Laos

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.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sam Neua route builder.

You can fly from Vientiane to Sam Neua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Phonsavan on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Sam Neua

Parks Nature 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, Laos

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 12th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, then look for gifts at Hmong Sunday Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Uxo Lao, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of That Foun, explore the ancient world of Wat Phiawat, then steep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, and finally steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phonsavan visit site.

Getting from Sam Neua to Phonsavan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time 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
That Foun ©
That Foun

1
night
Huay Xai, Laos

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 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Huay Xai travel route builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phonsavan to Huay Xai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Huay Xai

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

2
nights
Champasak Town, Laos

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 (Wed): look for gifts at Chez Maman, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, then steep yourself in history at Wat Muang Kang Temple, and finally head off the coast to Don Daeng Island. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, and then admire the sheer force of Tad Yuang Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Champasak Town route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Huay Xai to Champasak Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. In April in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thalat.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pakse, Bolaven Plateau
Highlights from your plan
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Phu Salao, Golden Buddha ©
Phu Salao, Golden Buddha

1
night
Thalat, Laos

Thalat
On the 17th (Fri), admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Thalat trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Champasak Town to Thalat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Champasak Town in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Thalat. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Thalat

Parks

4
nights
Vang Vieng, Laos

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vang Vieng day trip site.

Traveling by car from Thalat to Vang Vieng takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Balloon Rides

1
night
Nong Khiaw, Laos

Nong Khiaw ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Ban Lue Handicrafts Center, get great views at Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Pha Kuang Cave.

Plan a trip to Nong Khiaw easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

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

1
night
Sayaboury, Laos

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 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sayaboury online tour builder.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Sayaboury in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Sayaboury

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

7
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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 dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Huak, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Ulu Temburong National Park on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

1
night
Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei Darussalam

Ulu Temburong National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ulu Temburong National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ulu Temburong National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Luang Prabang to Ulu Temburong National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Luang Prabang to Ulu Temburong National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Luang Prabang in April, expect nights in Ulu Temburong National Park to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuala Belait.

Things to do in Ulu Temburong National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ulu Temburong National Park ©
Ulu Temburong National Park

1
night
Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam

Kuala Belait ©
Kuala Belait (Kuala Belait, Brunei. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Masjid kampong Pandan, then pause for some photo ops at Billionth Barrel Monument, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seria Mosque.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Belait day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Ulu Temburong National Park to Kuala Belait in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kuala Belait are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Things to do in Kuala Belait

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seria
Highlights from your plan
Seria Mosque ©
Seria Mosque
Billionth Barrel Monument ©
Billionth Barrel Monument
Masjid kampong Pandan ©
Masjid kampong Pandan

3
nights
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan ©
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
On the 3rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kampong Ayer - Venice of East, examine the collection at Royal Regalia Museum, then get curious at Malay Technology Museum, and finally stroll around Tasek Lama Recreational Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Tamu Kianggeh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teng Yun Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Istana Nurul Iman.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bandar Seri Begawan trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuala Belait to Bandar Seri Begawan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bandar Seri Begawan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque ©
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Royal Regalia Museum ©
Royal Regalia Museum
Istana Nurul Iman ©
Istana Nurul Iman

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