43 days in Laos Itinerary

43 days in Laos Itinerary

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Nong Khiaw
— 1 night
2
Luang Namtha
— 3 nights
3
Pakbeng
— 1 night
4
Sayaboury
— 1 night
5
Phoun Hin Boun
— 2 nights
6
Paksong
— 2 nights
7
Don Khong
— 1 night
8
Don Khone
— 2 nights
9
Champasak Town
— 3 nights
10
Vientiane
— 5 nights
11
Vang Vieng
— 5 nights
12
Phonsavan
— 2 nights
13
Luang Prabang
— 12 nights

1
night
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): 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 23rd (Sun): walk around 100 Waterfalls.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nong Khiaw online tour itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Nong Khiaw is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In May, Nong Khiaw is warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luang Namtha.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
100 Waterfalls ©
100 Waterfalls
Patok Cave ©
Patok Cave
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn ©
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ethnic Travel Laos and Nam Ha NPA. Luang Namtha Museum and The Handicraft Village Ban Pieng Ngam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Luang Namtha with a short trip to Vat Xieng Chai in Muang Sing, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Nam Dee Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luang Namtha vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Luang Namtha in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pakbeng.

Things to do in Luang Namtha

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Vat Xieng Chai
Highlights from your plan
Ethnic Travel Laos ©
Ethnic Travel Laos
Nam Dee Waterfall ©
Nam Dee Waterfall
Luang Namtha Museum ©
Luang Namtha Museum

1
night
Pakbeng

Pakbeng ©
Pak Beng is a small village in Laos, on the Mekong River about halfway between the Thai border at Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, Laos. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mekong Elephant Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pakbeng trip itinerary app.

Getting from Luang Namtha to Pakbeng by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Pakbeng

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mekong Elephant Park ©
Mekong Elephant Park

1
night
Sayaboury

Sayaboury ©
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 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sayaboury trip builder app.

Drive from Pakbeng to Sayaboury in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phoun Hin Boun.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Conservation Center ©
Elephant Conservation Center

2
nights
Phoun Hin Boun

Phoun Hin Boun
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): Head underground at Kong Lor Cave.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phoun Hin Boun trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Sayaboury to Phoun Hin Boun in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Phoun Hin Boun can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will leave for Paksong on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Phoun Hin Boun

Nature · Parks

2
nights
Paksong

Paksong ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tad Champee. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tad Pha Suam Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Tad Fane.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paksong online travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Phoun Hin Boun to Paksong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Paksong are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Don Khong.

Things to do in Paksong

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Tad Pha Suam Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall ©
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall
Tad Fane ©
Tad Fane

1
night
Don Khong

Don Khong ©
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Khon Phapheng Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Don Khong journey tool.

Traveling by car from Paksong to Don Khong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Don Khone.

Things to do in Don Khong

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Khon Phapheng Falls ©
Khon Phapheng Falls

2
nights
Don Khone

Don Khone ©
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Don Khone Island and then admire the sheer force of Khon Pa Soi Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at Mekong Fly Zipline Adventure Tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Somphamit Waterfalls.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Don Khone tour itinerary maker tool.

Don Khone is just a short distance from Don Khong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Don Khone

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mekong Fly Zipline Adventure Tour
Highlights from your plan
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls ©
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls
Don Khone Island ©
Don Khone Island

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Green Paradise Travel and Don Daeng Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phu and Wat Muang Kang Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, stop by Chez Maman, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Champasak Town road trip site.

Traveling by car from Don Khone to Champasak Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

Green Paradise Travel
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Wat Muang Kang Temple ©
Wat Muang Kang Temple
Champasak Pottery ©
Champasak Pottery

5
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vientiane Center Lao and Itecc Mall. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lao National History Museum and National Institute of Fine Arts. Change things up with a short trip to Mekong River in Tha Heua (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, see the interesting displays at Lao People's Army Museum, stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vientiane sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mekong River
Highlights from your plan
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang
Mekong River ©
Mekong River
Wat Ho Phra Keo ©
Wat Ho Phra Keo

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat That and Wat Kang are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), relax and rejuvenate at Riverside Sala Spa, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng trip planner.

You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, then get a sense of history and politics at Uxo Lao, then stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Lao War Memorial Phonsavan. On your second day here, make a trip to Tham Piu Cave, don't miss a visit to That Foun, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phiawat, and finally contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Phonsavan trip maker site.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Phonsavan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Xieng Khouang
Highlights from your plan
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre
The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars
That Foun ©
That Foun

12
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Sensoukharam and Wat Nong Sikhounmuang. For shopping fun, head to The Morning Market or Pathana Boupha Antique House. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Chomphet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xieng Mouane.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Nahm Dong Park ©
Nahm Dong Park
Wat Xieng Mouane ©
Wat Xieng Mouane

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