8 days in Laos Itinerary

8 days in Laos Itinerary

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8 days in Laos Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Pakse
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Vientiane
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Chennai

3
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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang travel route builder app .

Chennai, India to Luang Prabang is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chennai to Luang Prabang. In January, Luang Prabang is slightly colder than Chennai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

2
nights
Pakse

Pakse ©
Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bolaven Plateau, don't miss a visit to Wat Phu, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Tad Yuang Waterfalls, then make a trip to Wat Luang Temple, then take a stroll through Si Phan Don, and finally don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pakse trip app .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Pakse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Luang Prabang in January, things will get a bit warmer in Pakse: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Pakse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Bolaven Plateau, Si Phan Don
Highlights from your plan
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

2
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, then stroll around Buddha Park, and finally stop by Mai Savanh Lao. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vientiane road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Pakse to Vientiane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pakse in January, with highs in Vientiane at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

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