7 days in Laos Itinerary

7 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos travel planner

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Vientiane
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang
— 4 nights
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Vientiane

— 2 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mai Savanh Lao and Morning Market. Visit Wat Si Saket and Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Tich Temple, make a trip to Wat Ong Teu, and browse the different shops at Talat Sao.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vientiane day trip app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Vientiane is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In July in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Parks

Luang Prabang

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Palace Museum and The Buddhist Archive of Photography. Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang road trip tool.

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.