5 days in Vang Vieng & Luang Prabang Itinerary

5 days in Vang Vieng & Luang Prabang Itinerary

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5 days in Vang Vieng & Luang Prabang Itinerary

Start: Vientiane
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Vang Vieng
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
End: Luang Prabang

1
night
Vang Vieng

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.
Pha Ngern View Point has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), then explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kang, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then Head underground at Tham Chang, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vang Vieng road trip planning website .

Vientiane to Vang Vieng is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

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Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Wat Kang ©
Wat Kang
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point

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nights
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 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, don't miss a visit to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang, then admire the striking features of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), then get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at The Living Land Company, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and then don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

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Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong
Wat Sensoukharam ©
Wat Sensoukharam
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre ©

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