31 days in Laos Itinerary

31 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos trip planner
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Fly
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Vientiane
— 7 nights
Fly
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Champasak Town
— 3 nights
Fly to Luang Namtha, Drive to Huay Xai
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Huay Xai
— 2 nights
Bus to Oudomxay, Taxi to Nong Khiaw
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Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luang Prabang
— 10 nights
Fly
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Phonsavan
— 1 night
Drive
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Vang Vieng
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thalat
— 1 night
Drive to Wattay International Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Vientiane — 7 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, don't miss a visit to Phou Khoun Observation Site, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane attractions planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Vientiane is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Vientiane due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Champasak Town.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Champasak Town — 3 nights

Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Champasak Town is known for historic sites, spas, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, make a trip to Wat Phu, take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, and stop by Chez Maman.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Champasak Town trip site.

You can fly from Vientiane to Champasak Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Huay Xai.
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Huay Xai — 2 nights

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, whizz through the canopy at Gibbon Experience Office, and then make a trip to Fort Carnot. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Huay Xai road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Champasak Town to Huay Xai in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nong Khiaw.
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Parks · Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nong Khiaw — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Patok Cave, get great views at Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, and then Head underground at Pha Kuang Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): stop by Ban Lue Handicrafts Center.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nong Khiaw itinerary planning app.

Getting from Huay Xai to Nong Khiaw by combination of bus and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luang Prabang.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Luang Prabang — 10 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 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, and get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Phonsavan.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre and then steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Phonsavan travel route builder.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vang Vieng.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vang Vieng road trip website.

Getting from Phonsavan to Vang Vieng by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Thalat.
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Thalat — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thalat holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Thalat takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Thalat can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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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.
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