9 days in Laos Itinerary

9 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vientiane
— 1 night
Fly
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Champasak Town
Drive
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Don Khong
— 2 nights
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Bus to Pakse Southern Bus Terminal, Fly to Luang Prabang, Bus to Sayaboury
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
Drive
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Luang Prabang
— 4 nights
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Vientiane

— 1 night
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 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, and finally make a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

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Singapore, Singapore to Vientiane is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. June in Vientiane sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by Chez Maman and then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Champasak Town trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Vientiane to Champasak Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Don Khong.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Don Khong

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Don Khone Island and then admire the sheer force of Khon Phapheng Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Don Khong, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Champasak Town to Don Khong in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Don Khong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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.
To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Sayaboury online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Don Khong to Sayaboury by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June, daytime highs in Sayaboury are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Parks · Wildlife
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Luang Prabang

— 4 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.
Visit Wat Sensoukharam and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham for their historical value. Wat Xieng Mouane and Wat Choumkhong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Nahm Dong Park, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and don't miss a visit to Wat Manorom.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang route maker site.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

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.