4 days in Luang Prabang & Vientiane Itinerary

4 days in Luang Prabang & Vientiane Itinerary

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Luang Prabang
— 1 night
2
Vientiane
— 1 night

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Luang Prabang

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, get advice or help at The Living Land Farm, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, make a trip to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, and finally look for gifts at Caruso Lao.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang day trip planning tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Luang Prabang is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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Vientiane

Vientiane ©
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 (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Wat That Luang Neua, steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, thenappreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), thentake an in-depth tour of Lao National History Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Patuxai ©
Patuxai
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

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