12 days in Laos Itinerary

12 days in Laos Itinerary

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Fly
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Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
Bus
2
Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Muang Ngoi Neua
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vang Vieng
— 3 nights
Bus
5
Vientiane
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes MandaLao Elephant Conservation as well as Luang Prabang Night Market. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Phousi and Tad Sae Waterfall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, stop by Indigo Fabric, steep yourself in history at Wat Tat Luang, and don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Luang Prabang is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Nong Khiaw.
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Nong Khiaw — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn as well as Nong Khiaw Jungle Fly. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): head outdoors with Green Discovery and then kick your exploration up a notch at Nong Khiaw Jungle Fly.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nong Khiaw online trip builder.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Muang Ngoi Neua.
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Muang Ngoi Neua — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Muang Ngoi Neua Viewpoint.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Muang Ngoi Neua online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi Neua in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.
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Vang Vieng — 3 nights

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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Khan Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave, and finally explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muang Ngoi Neua to Vang Vieng. You will leave for Vientiane on the 28th (Fri).
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Vientiane — 2 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Wat Si Saket. Wat Si Muang and Wat That Luang Neua will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vientiane trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Vang Vieng to Vientiane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vientiane are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Laos travel guide

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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.
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