60 days in Laos Itinerary

60 days in Laos Itinerary

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Fly to Udon Thani, Bus to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, Drive to Vientiane
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Vientiane
— 6 nights
Fly
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Phonsavan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luang Prabang
— 12 nights
Drive
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Sayaboury
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pak Beng
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luang Namtha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nong Khiaw
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vang Vieng
— 6 nights
Drive
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Phoun Hin Boun
— 5 nights
Drive
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Don Khong
— 4 nights
Drive
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Don Khone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Champasak Town
— 4 nights
Drive to Pakse International Airport, Fly to Adelaide

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Vientiane

— 6 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lao National History Museum and National Institute of Fine Arts. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mekong River and Wat That Khao. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Mixai, buy something for everyone on your list at Vientiane Center Lao, and explore the world behind art at Icat Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane tour itinerary planning site.

Adelaide, Australia to Vientiane is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Adelaide to Vientiane, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in March; daily highs in Vientiane reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Phonsavan

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Plain of Jars and Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center. MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre and Vietnam War Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Phonsavan side-trips: Xieng Khouang (That Foun, Wat Phiawat, &more). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Lao War Memorial Phonsavan and ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao.

Plan trip to Phonsavan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Phonsavan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Luang Prabang

— 12 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Morning Market and MandaLao Elephant Conservation. Head to L'etranger Books and Tea and Pathana Boupha Antique Housefor some retail therapy. Step out of Luang Prabang to go to Ban Pak-Ou and see Tham Ting, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Wat Chomphet, take a stroll through Ban Phanom, and get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Sayaboury

— 4 nights

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.
Sayaboury is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Conservation Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sayaboury trip planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Pak Beng on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
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Pak Beng

— 3 nights
Pak Beng is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mekong Elephant Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pak Beng online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Pak Beng takes 5 hours. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Luang Namtha.

Things to do in Pak Beng

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Luang Namtha

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Nam Ha NPA and Khmmu Tribe Discovery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Handicraft Village Ban Pieng Ngam and Luang Namtha Museum. Take a break from Luang Namtha with a short trip to Vat Xieng Chai in Muang Sing, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Nam Dee Waterfall.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luang Namtha trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pak Beng to Luang Namtha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Luang Namtha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Nong Khiaw

— 5 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn and 100 Waterfalls. Visiting Patok Cave and Muang Khua will get you outdoors. Step out of Nong Khiaw to go to Oudomxay and see Nam Kat Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 50 min away.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nong Khiaw travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luang Namtha to Nong Khiaw takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Vang Vieng on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Vang Vieng

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat That and Wat Kang. Step out of the city life by going to Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Chang, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon 3, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vang Vieng trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Nong Khiaw to Vang Vieng in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Phoun Hin Boun.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Phoun Hin Boun

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Kong Lor Cave and Dragon Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phoun Hin Boun trip planning website.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Phoun Hin Boun in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Phoun Hin Boun, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will leave for Don Khong on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Phoun Hin Boun

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Don Khong

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Khon Phapheng Falls and Old French Port. Venture out of the city with trips to Old French Railway Bridge (in Don Det) and Nakasong Pier (in Nakasong).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Don Khong trip planner.

Drive from Phoun Hin Boun to Don Khong in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Don Khone.

Things to do in Don Khong

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Don Khone

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Tad Somphamit Waterfalls and Khon Pa Soi Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Don Khone trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Don Khong to Don Khone takes 1.5 hours. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Don Khone

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Champasak Town

— 4 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Head to Champasak Pottery and Chez Mamanfor some retail therapy. Visit Wat Phu and Wat Muang Kang Temple for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Champasak Town to Attapeu to see Sae Pong Lai Waterfall about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, and step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Champasak Town trip planning website.

Getting from Don Khone to Champasak Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. April in Champasak Town sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 32°C at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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.