25 days in Laos Itinerary

25 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos trip planner

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Vientiane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Champasak Town
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thalat
— 1 night
Drive
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Vang Vieng
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Nong Khiaw
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
Taxi to Luang Prabang, Fly to Phon Savan
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Phonsavan
— 1 night
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Luang Prabang
— 7 nights
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Vientiane

— 5 nights
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: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), appreciate the history behind Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, and stop by Mai Savanh Lao.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vientiane trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Vientiane is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Vientiane, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in April, things will get much hotter in Vientiane: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Champasak Town

— 2 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island, then admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, and finally look for gifts at Chez Maman. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau, then relax and rejuvenate at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, and then browse the exhibits of Champasak Pottery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town trip planner.

Getting from Vientiane to Champasak Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in April, Champasak Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Thalat.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Thalat

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Nam Ngum Dam.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thalat driving holiday planner.

Fly from Champasak Town to Thalat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Champasak Town in April since evenings lows in Thalat dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Thalat

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Vang Vieng

— 4 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.
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 fascinating underground world of Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, soothe aching muscles at Yoga in Vang Vieng, and get great views at Nam Xay Viewpoint.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vang Vieng trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thalat to Vang Vieng takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Nong Khiaw

— 3 nights
Nong Khiaw is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, Head underground at Patok Cave, walk around 100 Waterfalls, and stop by Ban Lue Handicrafts Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nong Khiaw trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Sayaboury

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sayaboury attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nong Khiaw to Sayaboury takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sayaboury are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Phonsavan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars, and then ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phonsavan trip planner.

Getting from Sayaboury to Phonsavan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Luang Prabang

— 7 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.
Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, make a trip to Wat Pa Huak, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

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

Getting from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:

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.