28 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

28 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

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28 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  12​h 15​min
4
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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5
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok visit planner .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

7
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Maerim Shooting Range), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai route planning website .

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

5
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle & House of Opium) and Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong). Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, make a trip to Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), admire all the interesting features of Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm, and explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Rai trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Singha Park, Wat Phra Kaew
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaew ©
Wat Phra Kaew

4
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and admire all the interesting features of The Living Land Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. October in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

4
nights
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ©
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, nightlife, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, have some family-friendly fun at ShootUpVV Paintball, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point.

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

Getting from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll ©
Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat That Luang Neua, contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), then get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Vientiane visit planning app .

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) 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)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

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