34 days in Laos Itinerary

34 days in Laos Itinerary

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Vientiane
— 8 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
— 5 nights
Drive
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Phonsavan
— 2 nights
Fly to Luang Prabang, Taxi to Sayaboury
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
Drive
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Luang Prabang
— 13 nights
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Vientiane

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, hunt for treasures at Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, and stop by Mai Savanh Lao.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane route planning site.

London, UK to Vientiane is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Vientiane due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Vientiane hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 17:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Chez Maman, don't miss a visit to Wat Phu, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos. On the next day, head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, and then admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Champasak Town trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Champasak Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Champasak Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thalat.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

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Thalat

On the 20th (Fri), admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thalat road trip planning app.

Getting from Champasak Town to Thalat by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Thalat, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Thalat

Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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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.
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 striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, get outside with Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll, and take some stellar pictures from Nam Xay Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Thalat to Vang Vieng takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Wat Phiawat, delve into the distant past at That Foun, then don't miss a visit to Tham Piu Cave, and finally contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, then get a sense of history and politics at Uxo Lao, and finally get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phonsavan journey maker website.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Phonsavan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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Sayaboury

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sayaboury online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Phonsavan to Sayaboury in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Sayaboury are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

13
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 1st (Wed) 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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 10:

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.