8 days in Laos Itinerary

8 days in Laos Itinerary

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Vientiane
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Luang Prabang
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ong Teu, walk around Mekong Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, then walk around Buddha Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam). Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, then pause for some photo ops at Wat That Luang Neua, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Vientiane online travel route planner.

Berlin, Germany to Vientiane is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Vientiane is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.
When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately Nong Khiaw away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip planning site.

Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luang Prabang, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.