17 days in Laos & Malaysia Itinerary

17 days in Laos & Malaysia Itinerary

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17 days in Laos & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  19​h
1
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  37​h 30​min
End: Beirut, Lebanon

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
You've added The Walking Street, Vientiane Organic Market, Vientiane Night Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mekong Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Tich Temple, don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), then don't miss a visit to The Walking Street, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Vientiane Night Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, admire the landmark architecture of Ho Pra Keo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally indulge your taste buds at Vientiane Organic Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Vientiane trip itinerary planning tool .

Beirut, Lebanon to Vientiane is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Vientiane is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

2
nights
Vang Vieng, Laos

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.
You've added Tham Nam (Water cave), Pha Ngern View Point, Lusi and Pha Poak Caves, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Nam (Water cave), Head underground at Lusi and Pha Poak Caves, then Head underground at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vang Vieng online tour planner .

You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Tours Nature
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Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Zipline
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
You've added Mount Phousi, Banana Boat Tours, Sakura Bar, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Living Land Company and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Wat Sensoukaram. When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Nahm Dong Park, don't miss a visit to Wat Manorom, and stop by Ma Te Sai.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang sightseeing tool .

Getting from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to George Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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Kuang Si Falls ©
Kuang Si Falls
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham ©
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes George Town, Penang Hill, Penang Botanical Gardens, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a memorable ride with Penang Hill and then steep yourself in history at George Town.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the George Town road trip tool .

You can fly from Luang Prabang to George Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi Beach, George Town
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Han Jiang Ancestral Temple ©
Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

5
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Langkawi Night Market, Langkawi Sky Bridge, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Wat Wanararm. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cenang Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Langkawi driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Wat Wanararm ©
Wat Wanararm

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Zeta Bar has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Nightlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Zeta Bar ©
Zeta Bar
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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