9 days in Laos Itinerary

9 days in Laos Itinerary

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— 1 night
Champasak Town
Don Khong
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ban Hat Xai Khoun, Bus to Pakse Southern Bus Terminal, Fly to Luang Prabang, Taxi to Sayaboury
— 1 night
Luang Prabang
— 4 nights


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.
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 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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.
Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.

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You can drive from Champasak Town to Don Khong in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sayaboury.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Sayaboury — 1 night

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 ferry, bus, flight, and taxi takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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.
Wildlife · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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 Manorom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Choumkhong, hunt for treasures at The Morning Market, and get your bearings at The Living Land Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Laos travel guide

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.