15 days in Laos Itinerary

15 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos holiday planner

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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Luang Phabang International Airport, Drive to Luang Namtha Province
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Luang Namtha Province
— 1 night
Bus
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Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
Drive
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Phonsavan
— 1 night
Drive
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Vientiane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Champasak Town
— 1 day
Drive
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Don Khone
— 1 night
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Drive to Pakse International Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Antwerp

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Luang Namtha Province

— 1 night
Luang Namtha is a province of Laos located in the north of the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along with Forest Retreat Laos.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Namtha Province trip itinerary maker website.

Antwerp, Belgium to Luang Namtha Province is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Luang Namtha Province

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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 Icon Klub, Tamarind Cooking School, Shompoo Cruise, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Kuang Si Waterfall and Kuang Si Butterfly Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Xieng Mouane and Ban Phanom. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Luang Namtha Province to Luang Prabang takes 10.5 hours. December in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Sayaboury

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Sayaboury road trip website.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Phonsavan

— 1 night
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 29th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Vietnam War Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao, and then contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Phonsavan trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Sayaboury to Phonsavan in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Vientiane

— 3 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Patuxai as well as Phou Khao Khouay National Bio-Diversity. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Si Muang and Phat Tich Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Wat Si Saket. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, walk around Buddha Park, make a trip to Wat That Foon, and appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vientiane road trip planner.

You can drive from Phonsavan to Vientiane in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Champasak Town

— 1 day
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
On the 2nd (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island and then don't miss a visit to Wat Phu.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Champasak Town road trip planner.

Getting from Vientiane to Champasak Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in January, things will get a bit warmer in Champasak Town: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Don Khone.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Don Khone

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the sheer force of Khon Pa Soi Falls and then get to know the fascinating history of Don Khone Island.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Don Khone itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Champasak Town to Don Khone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Don Khone

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

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.