60 days in Laos Itinerary

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Champasak Town
— 3 nights
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Don Khone
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ban Nakasang Boat Pier, Bus to Pakse Southern Bus Terminal, Fly to Luang Prabang, Taxi to Sayaboury
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Sayaboury
— 3 nights
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Vang Vieng
— 6 nights
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Thalat
— 3 nights
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Vientiane
— 10 nights
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Sam Neua
— 3 nights
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Phonsavan
— 4 nights
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Huay Xai
— 4 nights
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Luang Namtha
— 4 nights
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Nong Khiaw
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang
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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.
Step out of Champasak Town to go to Don Loppadi and see Si Phan Don, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, look for gifts at Chez Maman, and don't miss a visit to Oum Moung Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Champasak Town trip itinerary app.

Banjarmasin, Indonesia to Champasak Town is an approximately 144-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banjarmasin in March: highs in Champasak Town hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. You'll set off for Don Khone on the 5th (Tue).
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Don Khone — 3 nights

Don Khone is known for nature and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Somphamit Waterfalls, snap pictures at Old French Railway Bridge, take in the waterfront at Nakasong Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Don Khone Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Don Khone online attractions planner.

Drive from Champasak Town to Don Khone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Sayaboury.
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Sayaboury — 3 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.
Sayaboury is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sayaboury trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi from Don Khone to Sayaboury takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sayaboury can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Vang Vieng.
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Vang Vieng — 6 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vang Vieng trip planner.

Getting from Sayaboury to Vang Vieng by car takes about 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Thalat.
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Thalat — 3 nights

Thalat is known for sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thalat online trip maker.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Thalat in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Vientiane on the 21st (Thu).
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Vientiane — 10 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Vientiane Orchidees. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Patuxai, hunt for treasures at Morning Market, stop by Mai Savanh Lao, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang.

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Traveling by car from Thalat to Vientiane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vientiane are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Sam Neua.
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Sam Neua — 3 nights

Sam Neua is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Vieng Xai Cave City.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sam Neua online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Sam Neua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Phonsavan.
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Phonsavan — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Phonsavan side-trips: Xieng Khouang (Tham Piu Cave, Wat Phiawat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars and get a sense of history and politics at Uxo Lao.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phonsavan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Sam Neua to Phonsavan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Huay Xai.
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Huay Xai — 4 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gibbon Experience Office and make a trip to Project Kajsiab Laos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Huay Xai holiday planner.

Drive from Phonsavan to Huay Xai in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. You'll set off for Luang Namtha on the 11th (Thu).
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Luang Namtha — 4 nights

The largest city of its province, Luang Namtha rests on the banks of the Nam Tha river, providing a starting point for treks into its surrounding mountain valleys.
Change things up with a short trip to Vat Xieng Chai in Muang Sing (about 1h 30 min away). Make the 14th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Nam Ha NPA. It doesn't end there: get in touch with nature with Forest Retreat Laos and take in the dramatic scenery at Nam Dee Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Namtha travel route website.

Traveling by car from Huay Xai to Luang Namtha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Nong Khiaw.
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Nong Khiaw — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Nong Khiaw: Muang Ngoi Neua (Muang Ngoi Neua Viewpoint & Tad Mok Waterfall).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nong Khiaw trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Luang Namtha to Nong Khiaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang — 9 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 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, get advice or help at The Living Land Farm, and stop by Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang holiday planning website.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Laos travel guide

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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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