60 days in Laos Itinerary

60 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  4 h
1
Vientiane
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Thalat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Vang Vieng
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Nong Khiaw
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Sayaboury
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Sam Neua
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Phonsavan
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Huay Xai
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Champasak Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Don Khone
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
11
Luang Prabang
— 13 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

9
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, and hunt for treasures at Morning Market.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vientiane road trip planning tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Vientiane is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vientiane when traveling from Bangkok in March, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Thalat.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

3
nights
Thalat

Thalat
Thalat is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thalat day trip app.

You can drive from Vientiane to Thalat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Thalat can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape at Tham Chang Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Thalat to Vang Vieng takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
Balloon Rides
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point

4
nights
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
Explore Nong Khiaw's surroundings by going to Nam Kat Waterfall (in Oudomxay) and Muang Khua (in Muang Khua).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nong Khiaw sightseeing app.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nam Kat Waterfall, Muang Khua
Highlights from your plan
100 Waterfalls ©
100 Waterfalls
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn ©
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn
Muang Khua ©
Muang Khua

4
nights
Sayaboury

Sayaboury ©
Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
Sayaboury is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sayaboury vacation planner.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Sayaboury in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Sayaboury, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for Sam Neua on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Sayaboury

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

3
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 find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sam Neua online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sayaboury to Sam Neua takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Phonsavan on the 17th (Fri).

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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Phonsavan: Xieng Khouang (Wat Phiawat, Tham Piu Cave, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars, take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, stop by Hmong Sunday Market, and stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phonsavan trip planner.

Getting from Sam Neua to Phonsavan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Huay Xai on the 21st (Tue).

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

5
nights
Huay Xai

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Huay Xai is known for wildlife and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Experience Office and make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Huay Xai holiday planner.

Getting from Phonsavan to Huay Xai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 26th (Sun), you'll 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

4
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.
Champasak Town is known for historic sites, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Phu, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Muang Kang Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Champasak Town trip builder.

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. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. You will leave for Don Khone on the 30th (Thu).

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

4
nights
Don Khone

Don Khone ©
Don Khone is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Tad Somphamit Waterfalls and appreciate the extensive heritage of Don Khone Island.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Don Khone sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Champasak Town to Don Khone takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Don Khone

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls ©
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls
Don Khone Island ©
Don Khone Island

13
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang day trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Don Khone to Luang Prabang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for 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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