8 days in Laos Itinerary

8 days in Laos Itinerary

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Luang Prabang
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Vientiane
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Luang Prabang

— 4 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.
Step out of Luang Prabang to go to Nong Khiaw and see 100 Waterfalls, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang road trip planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Luang Prabang is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Luang Prabang is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manila in April since evenings lows in Luang Prabang dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Vientiane

— 3 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Mai Savanh Lao, snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, walk around Buddha Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Tich Temple. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Wat Ong Teu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, and finally make a trip to Patuxai.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vientiane trip website.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Vientiane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Vientiane. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.