60 days in Laos Itinerary

60 days in Laos Itinerary

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Fly
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Luang Prabang
— 17 nights
Drive
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
Drive
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Huay Xai
— 2 nights
Drive to Luang Namtha, Fly to Thalat
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Thalat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vang Vieng
— 7 nights
Drive
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Phonsavan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vientiane
— 14 nights
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Savannakhet
— 5 nights
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Champasak Town
— 3 nights
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Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
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Muang Ngoi Neua
— 2 nights
Drive to Luang Phabang International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Luang Prabang — 17 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 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang tour website.

Newark, USA to Luang Prabang is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sayaboury.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sayaboury trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. August in Sayaboury sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Huay Xai.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat and then get outside with Gibbon Experience Office. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fort Carnot and then don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

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You can drive from Sayaboury to Huay Xai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thalat.
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Thalat — 2 nights

On your second day here, admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thalat road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Huay Xai to Thalat in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Thalat sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride 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, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng online vacation planner.

Getting from Thalat to Vang Vieng by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
On the 24th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre and then contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tham Piu Cave and then explore the ancient world of That Foun.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Phonsavan trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Phonsavan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vientiane.
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Vientiane — 14 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, browse the different shops at Talat Sao, and steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vientiane trip builder.

You can fly from Phonsavan to Vientiane in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Savannakhet.
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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, stop by Savanakhet, and relax and rejuvenate at Vassana spa & beauty.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannakhet vacation builder.

Getting from Vientiane to Savannakhet by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savannakhet can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Champasak Town.
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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: relax and rejuvenate at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island, and look for gifts at Chez Maman.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Champasak Town tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Savannakhet to Champasak Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nong Khiaw.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Nong Khiaw — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Ban Lue Handicrafts Center and then Head underground at Pha Kuang Cave. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Green Discovery and then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nong Khiaw tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Nong Khiaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Muang Ngoi Neua.
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Muang Ngoi Neua — 2 nights

On the 19th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Kang Cave and then take some stellar pictures from Muang Ngoi Neua Viewpoint. On the 20th (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.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Muang Ngoi Neua journey planner.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi Neua in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel 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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