5 days in Laos Itinerary

5 days in Laos Itinerary

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Start: Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
2
Champasak Town
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Vientiane
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Sam Neua
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Phonsavan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Luang Prabang

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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've now added Kuang Si Waterfall to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luang Phabang International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bolaven Plateau as well as Wat Phu. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, look for gifts at Chez Maman, and then delve into the distant past at Wat Phu.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Champasak Town trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Luang Prabang to Champasak Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Traveling from Luang Prabang in February, Champasak Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bolaven Plateau
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Chez Maman ©
Chez Maman

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Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Si Muang as well as Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), pause for some photo ops at Wat That Luang Neua, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, then stroll around Buddha Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vientiane road trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Champasak Town to Vientiane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in February, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sam Neua.

Things to do in Vientiane

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Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang
Patuxai ©
Patuxai
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

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Sam Neua

Sam Neua ©
Vieng Xai Cave City has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Pathet Lao Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Vieng Xai Cave City.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sam Neua trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Sam Neua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Sam Neua

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vieng Xai Cave City
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Vieng Xai Cave City ©
Vieng Xai Cave City
Pathet Lao Caves
Pathet Lao Caves

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Plain of Jars. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, then stop by Hmong Sunday Market, then take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, and finally make a trip to The Plain of Jars.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phonsavan road trip site.

Drive from Sam Neua to Phonsavan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Phonsavan

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

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