29 days in Laos Itinerary

29 days in Laos Itinerary

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Don Khone
— 2 nights
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Champasak Town
— 2 nights
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Vientiane
— 2 nights
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Phonsavan
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang
— 10 nights
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
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Huay Xai
— 1 night
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Luang Namtha
— 1 night
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Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
10
Vang Vieng
— 5 nights

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Don Khone

Don Khone ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Mekong Fly Zipline Adventure Tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Somphamit Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Khon Pa Soi Falls and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Don Khone Island.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Don Khone trip builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to Don Khone is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Melbourne to Don Khone, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Don Khone

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Don Khone Island
4.1

2
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Champasak Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Chez Maman, then make a trip to Wat Phu, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Muang Kang Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau, and then explore the galleries of Champasak Pottery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Champasak Town trip itinerary website.

Getting from Don Khone to Champasak Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Must see
Wat Phu
4.4
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Must see
Bolaven Plateau
4.1

2
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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.
On the 6th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat That Khao, then walk around Mekong Riverside Park, and finally appreciate the history behind King Anouvong Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): gain insight at Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamia Masjid, then get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane trip planning app.

You can fly from Champasak Town to Vientiane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Champasak Town in March since evenings lows in Vientiane dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks
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Religious Site
Wat Si Muang
4.4
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Religious Site
Wat That Khao
4.1
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Religious Site
Jamia Masjid
3.2

2
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Phonsavan

Phonsavan ©
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 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, then contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phiawat, and finally explore the ancient world of That Foun. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, then take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, and finally ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phonsavan trip maker app.

Fly from Vientiane to Phonsavan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Must see
The Plain of Jars
4.3
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Ruin
That Foun
3.6

10
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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.
Wat Sensoukharam and Wat Choumkhong will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xieng Mouane, get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, look for all kinds of wild species at Nahm Dong Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang tour planner.

Fly from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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1
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Sayaboury

Sayaboury ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sayaboury holiday planner.

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Sayaboury sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
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Huay Xai

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
On the 21st (Tue), take a tour by water with Mekong Smile Cruise and then steep yourself in history at Fort Carnot.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Huay Xai trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Sayaboury to Huay Xai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Luang Namtha.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Historic Site
Fort Carnot
2.7

1
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Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha ©
The largest city of its province, Luang Namtha rests on the banks of the Nam Tha river, providing a starting point for treks into its surrounding mountain valleys.
On the 22nd (Wed), take a stroll through The Handicraft Village Ban Pieng Ngam, then take an in-depth tour of Luang Namtha Museum, and then relax and float downstream with Ethnic Travel Laos.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luang Namtha day trip planning site.

You can drive from Huay Xai to Luang Namtha in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Luang Namtha

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ethnic Travel Laos
4.4
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History Museum
Luang Namtha Museum
2.0

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Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at 100 Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Patok Cave, get great views at Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Pha Kuang Cave.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nong Khiaw route planning site.

Getting from Luang Namtha to Nong Khiaw by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Nature · Parks
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5
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat That and Wat Kang. Explore hidden gems such as Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Tham Chang Cave. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Khan Cave, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and explore the activities along Blue Lagoon 3.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng trip planner.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Vang Vieng in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Geologic Formation
Pha Ngern View Point
4.6
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
3.3

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