41 days in Laos Itinerary

41 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos holiday planner

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Luang Prabang
— 16 nights
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
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Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
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Vang Vieng
— 5 nights
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Thalat
— 1 night
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Champasak Town
— 3 nights
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Vientiane
— 10 nights
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Luang Prabang

— 16 nights
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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

Make your Luang Prabang itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Cincinnati, USA to Luang Prabang is an approximately 29.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Luang Prabang. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Luang Prabang, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Sayaboury

— 1 night

Elephant Capital of Laos

Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Conservation Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sayaboury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Nong Khiaw

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Patok Cave, then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, and then Head underground at Pha Kuang Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Ban Lue Handicrafts Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nong Khiaw day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Nong Khiaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Vang Vieng

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Nam Xay Viewpoint, soothe aching muscles at Yoga in Vang Vieng, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vang Vieng trip planner.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Vang Vieng in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thalat.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Thalat

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Nam Ngum Dam.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thalat visit website.

Getting from Vang Vieng to Thalat by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Thalat

Parks

Champasak Town

— 3 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Champasak Town is known for historic sites, spas, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Phu, stop by Chez Maman, steep yourself in history at Wat Muang Kang Temple, and soothe aching muscles at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town route planner.

You can fly from Thalat to Champasak Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Vientiane

— 10 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, browse the different shops at Talat Sao, and stop by Mai Savanh Lao.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Vientiane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vientiane sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.