17 days in Laos & Malaysia Itinerary

17 days in Laos & Malaysia Itinerary

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Walking Street, Vientiane Organic Market, Vientiane Night Market, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Tich Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally savor the flavors at Vientiane Organic Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane driving holiday planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Vientiane is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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) ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tham Nam (Water cave), Pha Ngern View Point, Lusi and Pha Poak Caves, and other attractions. Kick off your visit 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 explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng trip website.

You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will leave for Luang Prabang on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Balloon Rides

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Phousi, Banana Boat Tours, Sky Garden Bar, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Xiengthong and Wat Manorom. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Living Land Farm and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Step out of Luang Prabang to go to Nong Khiaw and see 100 Waterfalls, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, identify plant and animal life at Nahm Dong Park, and look for gifts at Ma Te Sai.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip maker.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for George Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Sensoukharam ©
Wat Sensoukharam
Icon Klub ©
Icon Klub

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.
You've added George Town, Penang Botanical Gardens, Batu Ferringhi Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at George Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the George Town trip builder site.

Getting from Luang Prabang to George Town by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

George Town, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
George Town
George Town

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. Explore hidden gems such as Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Wat Wanararm. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cenang Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. 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 enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves and then get a taste of local nightlife at Zeta Bar.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Nightlife Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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