31 days in Laos Itinerary

31 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Luang Prabang
— 7 nights
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Phonsavan
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vientiane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Pakse
— 1 night
Drive
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Champasak Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Don Khong
— 1 night
Drive
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Pakse
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vientiane
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Vang Vieng
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vientiane
— 2 nights
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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.
You've now added 100 Waterfalls to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Wat Sensoukharam. Step out of the city life by going to MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Heuan Chan Heritage Luang Prabang, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, and stop by Ma Te Sai.

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

Hong Kong, China to Luang Prabang is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Luang Prabang when traveling from Hong Kong in September, with lows around 27°C. You will leave for Phonsavan on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

Phonsavan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, and then get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phonsavan trip planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Luang Prabang

— 2 nights
100 Waterfalls has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate That Chomsi Stupa and Wat Nong Sikhounmuang. Visiting Free the Bears and Tanvamekong Cruises will get you outdoors. See even more of Luang Prabang: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Hilltribe Heritage, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Thong Waterfall, and make a trip to French Cultural Center.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Vientiane

— 5 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Haysoke and Wat Mixai. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lao People's Army Museum and National Institute of Fine Arts. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, appreciate the history behind King Anouvong Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinese Association Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vientiane road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

Pakse

— 1 night

Gateway to Southern Laos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Fane.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Pakse trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Pakse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pakse can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.
Visit Wat Phu and Wat Muang Kang Temple for their historical value. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, stop by Chez Maman, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town trip itinerary site.

Drive from Pakse to Champasak Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Champasak Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Don Khong.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Don Khong

— 1 night
Plan my trip to Don Khong with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Champasak Town to Don Khong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pakse.

Things to do in Don Khong

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Pakse

— 2 nights

Gateway to Southern Laos

You've now added Phou Asa Mountain to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls and then take in the awesome beauty at Phou Asa Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dao Heuang Market, make a trip to Wat Luang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pha Bat, then take a stroll through Si Phan Don, and finally take in the views from Lao Nippon Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pakse travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Don Khong to Pakse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Vientiane

— 2 nights
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Patuxay Monument, then stop by Mulberries, and then browse the exhibits of Oot Ni Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lao National Cultural Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chan, then appreciate the history behind King Setthathirath Statue, and finally examine the collection at People’s Security Museum in Vientiane.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vientiane road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pakse to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Vang Vieng

— 2 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.
Tham Chang Cave has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, get outside with Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll, and then explore the striking landscape at Tham Chang Cave.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng attractions planner.

You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Vientiane

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Wed), cast your line with Perfect Journey. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Phou Khoun Observation Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vientiane online day trip planner.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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.