60 days in Laos Itinerary

60 days in Laos Itinerary

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Vientiane
— 16 nights
2
Champasak Town
— 2 nights
3
Don Khong
— 1 night
4
Don Khone
— 2 nights
5
Don Loppadi
— 2 nights
6
Vang Vieng
— 6 nights
7
Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
8
Pakbeng
— 1 night
9
Sayaboury
— 1 night
10
Phonsavan
— 2 nights
11
Luang Prabang
— 23 nights

16
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lao National History Museum and Vientiane Museum Of Contemporary Arts. Step out of the city life by going to Mekong River and Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club. Step out of Vientiane to go to Thalat and see Nam Ngum Dam, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, take in the exciting artwork at Oot Ni Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, and explore the world behind art at Icat Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vientiane trip itinerary builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vientiane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Vientiane. In August, Vientiane is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Mekong River, Nam Ngum Dam
Highlights from your plan
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Mekong River ©
Mekong River
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Champasak Pottery, head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Wat Phu and then admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Champasak Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Don Khong.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Wat Muang Kang Temple ©
Wat Muang Kang Temple
Don Daeng Island ©
Don Daeng Island

1
night
Don Khong

Don Khong ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Khon Phapheng Falls.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Don Khong online visit planner.

Drive from Champasak Town to Don Khong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough 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 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Don Khone Island and then admire the sheer force of Tad Somphamit Waterfalls. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Khon Pa Soi Falls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Don Khone trip planner.

Don Khone is just a stone's throw from Don Khong. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Don Loppadi.

Things to do in Don Khone

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls ©
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls
Don Khone Island ©
Don Khone Island

2
nights
Don Loppadi

Don Loppadi ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through Si Phan Don.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Don Loppadi day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Don Khone to Don Loppadi. You will leave for Vang Vieng on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Don Loppadi

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Climbing Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat That and Wat Kang. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves, head outdoors with Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon 3.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Don Loppadi to Vang Vieng. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
On the 1st (Tue), head outdoors with Green Discovery, then stop by Ban Lue Handicrafts Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at 100 Waterfalls.

Start your trip to Nong Khiaw by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pakbeng.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

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

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mekong Elephant Park.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Pakbeng online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nong Khiaw to Pakbeng takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sayaboury trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pakbeng to Sayaboury in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sayaboury can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Sayaboury

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

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 5th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Wat Phiawat, explore the ancient world of That Foun, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vietnam War Memorial, then contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lao War Memorial Phonsavan. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, then take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, and then ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phonsavan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sayaboury to Phonsavan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

23
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Xieng Mouane and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Discover out-of-the-way places like MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Nahm Dong Park. Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Ban Pak-Ou to see Tham Ting about 46 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stop by L'etranger Books and Tea, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and wander the streets of Whisky Village.

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

Traveling by flight from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tham Ting
Highlights from your plan
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Nahm Dong Park ©
Nahm Dong Park
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall

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