14 days in Laos Itinerary

14 days in Laos Itinerary

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Vientiane
— 3 nights
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Pakse
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang
— 5 nights
4
Vang Vieng
— 2 nights

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Vientiane

Vientiane ©
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 historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Buddha Park, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vientiane driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Vientiane is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in January, with highs in Vientiane at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Spas
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

2
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Pakse

Pakse ©

Gateway to Southern Laos

Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of Si Phan Don, delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then steep yourself in history at Wat Muang Kang Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau, indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pakse trip builder site.

You can fly from Vientiane to Pakse in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vientiane in January, with highs in Pakse at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Pakse

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos ©
Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau

5
nights
Luang Prabang

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.
Step out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, make a trip to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang route planner.

Traveling by flight from Pakse to Luang Prabang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, Luang Prabang is little chillier than Pakse - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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Vang Vieng

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, then Head underground at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga in Vang Vieng.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng trip planner.

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
Yoga in Vang Vieng ©
Yoga in Vang Vieng

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