34 days in Laos & Bangkok Itinerary

34 days in Laos & Bangkok Itinerary

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34 days in Laos & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
2
Pakse, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Thakhek, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 12 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Luang Namtha, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online trip itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Bangkok. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Wildlife Tours
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SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Khao San Road ©
Khao San Road
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon

4
nights
Pakse, Laos

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.
Explore Pakse's surroundings by going to Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls (in Tad Lo), Champasak Town (Chez Maman, Wat Phu, & more) and Si Phan Don (in Don Loppadi). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bolaven Plateau, make a trip to Chomphet Stone Sculpture Village and Temple Complex, and get great views at The Chinese Vat SopSe - Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Pakse online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Pakse. In January, daily temperatures in Pakse can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Thakhek.

Things to do in Pakse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Bolaven Plateau, Tad Fane, Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls, Tad Pha Suam Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu

4
nights
Thakhek, Laos

Thakhek ©
Thakhek is a town in south-central Laos on the Mekong River and facing Nakhon Phanom across the river in northeastern Thailand. Thakhek is known for outdoors, nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of That Sikhottabong, explore the activities along Tha Falang Lake, look for gifts at Lao Souvenir MT, and Head underground at Tham Nang Aen Cave.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thakhek trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pakse to Thakhek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pakse in January: high temperatures in Thakhek hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Thakhek

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tham Pha Pa
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Tham Nang Aen Cave ©
Tham Nang Aen Cave
Tham Pha Pa ©
Tham Pha Pa

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.
Take a break from Vang Vieng with a short trip to Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That, take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, and have some family-friendly fun at ShootUpVV Paintball.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vang Vieng day trip site .

Drive from Thakhek to Vang Vieng in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nam Ngum Dam
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Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Nam Ngum Dam ©
Nam Ngum Dam
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point

12
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.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, admire the landmark architecture of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang day trip website .

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Luang Namtha.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Luang Namtha, Laos

Luang Namtha ©
The largest city of its province, Luang Namtha rests on the banks of the Nam Tha river, providing a starting point for treks into its surrounding mountain valleys.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Namtha to Muang Sing to see Vat Xieng Chai about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Handicraft Village Ban Pieng Ngam, take in the dramatic scenery at Nam Dee Waterfall, delve into the lush surroundings at Nam Ha NPA, and trek along Khmmu Tribe Discovery.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Namtha journey planning tool .

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Namtha

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Vat Xieng Chai
Highlights from your plan
Nam Dee Waterfall ©
Nam Dee Waterfall

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally walk around Lumpini Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Luang Namtha to Bangkok. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Spas
Chinatown - Bangkok ©
Chinatown - Bangkok

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