60 days in Laos Itinerary

60 days in Laos Itinerary

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Fly to Chiang Rai, Bus to Huay Xai
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Huay Xai
— 2 nights
Drive to Luang Namtha, Fly to Champasak Town
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Champasak Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Savannakhet
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vientiane
— 13 nights
Fly
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Phonsavan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thalat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vang Vieng
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muang Ngoi Neua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sayaboury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luang Prabang
— 18 nights
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Huay Xai — 2 nights

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Huay Xai is known for adventure, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Gibbon Experience Office, don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, and steep yourself in history at Fort Carnot.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Huay Xai tour planner.

London, UK to Huay Xai is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Huay Xai. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Champasak Town.
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Parks · Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Champasak Town — 3 nights

Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Champasak Town is known for historic sites, spas, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island, and look for gifts at Chez Maman.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town online visit planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Huay Xai to Champasak Town in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Champasak Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Savannakhet.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Savannakhet — 5 nights

Just across the Mekong River from Thailand, the city of Savannakhet has benefited from its prosperous neighbor, developing its commercial and tourism sector.
Savannakhet is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: watch a film at The Bored Room Movie Theater, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xayaphoum Temple, make a trip to Sounantha Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Therese.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savannakhet road trip planner.

You can fly from Champasak Town to Savannakhet in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vientiane.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Vientiane — 13 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, hunt for treasures at Morning Market, and look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao.

Make your Vientiane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Savannakhet to Vientiane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Phonsavan.
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Phonsavan — 2 nights

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 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre and then don't miss a visit to The Plain of Jars. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Wat Phiawat and then explore the ancient world of That Foun.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phonsavan online holiday builder.

You can fly from Vientiane to Phonsavan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Thalat.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Thalat — 2 nights

On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Thalat day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Phonsavan to Thalat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.
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Vang Vieng — 7 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.
Vang Vieng is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Nam Xay Viewpoint, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and laugh and play at Blue Springs & Patong cave.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vang Vieng online trip builder.

You can drive from Thalat to Vang Vieng in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Nong Khiaw.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:

Nong Khiaw — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): Head underground at Pha Kuang Cave and then look for gifts at Ban Lue Handicrafts Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Patok Cave, get outside with Green Discovery, and then get great views at Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nong Khiaw holiday builder website.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Muang Ngoi Neua.
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Muang Ngoi Neua — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): Head underground at Tham Kang Cave and then take some stellar pictures from Muang Ngoi Neua Viewpoint. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Yensabai Organic Farm and then admire the sheer force of Tad Mok Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Muang Ngoi Neua trip planner.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi Neua in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sayaboury.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Sayaboury — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sayaboury online day trip planner.

You can drive from Muang Ngoi Neua to Sayaboury in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang — 18 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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Sayaboury to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 24:

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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