11 days in Laos Itinerary

11 days in Laos Itinerary

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Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
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Vang Vieng
— 2 nights
3
Vientiane
— 2 nights
4
Champasak Town
— 1 night
5
Phonsavan
— 1 day
6
Huay Xai
— 1 day

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Quarter Luang Prabang, L'etranger Books and Tea, Ock Pop Tok Store, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luang Phabang International Airport. In January in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

2
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, Central Climbers School, Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): Head underground at Tham Chang, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), head outdoors with Above Laos Ballooning Adventures, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Riverside Sala Spa, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Sakura Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave, explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, then see the sights as you ascend with Central Climbers School, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng attractions tool.

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
Central Climbers School ©
Central Climbers School

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.
You've added Patuxai, Buddha Park, Wat Ho Phra Keo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, stroll around Buddha Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, make a trip to Kaysone Phomvihane Museum, then get your bearings at COPE Visitor Centre, and finally stop by Her Works - Lao Multi Ethnic. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lao Textiles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, gain insight at Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women, stop by TaiBaan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pha That Luang, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

You can plan Vientiane trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
TaiBaan ©
TaiBaan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

1
night
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 Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, Wat Muang Kang Temple, Champasak Pottery, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Tue), stop by Chez Maman, make a trip to Wat Phu, indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple, then browse the exhibits of Champasak Pottery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Champasak Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vientiane in January; daily highs in Champasak Town reach 90°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos ©
Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Don Daeng Island ©
Don Daeng Island

1
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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 list of things to see and do now includes MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, The Plain of Jars, Tham Piu Cave, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Tham Piu Cave, then steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars, then take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Phiawat.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phonsavan holiday planning tool.

Fly from Champasak Town to Phonsavan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
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

1
day
Huay Xai

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gibbon Experience Office, New Challenge Discovery, Project Kajsiab Laos, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos, trek along with New Challenge Discovery, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Experience Office, then make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Carnot.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Huay Xai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phonsavan to Huay Xai in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat
New Challenge Discovery ©
New Challenge Discovery

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