7 days in Laos, Kathmandu & Halong Bay Itinerary

7 days in Laos, Kathmandu & Halong Bay Itinerary

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7 days in Laos, Kathmandu & Halong Bay Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h
3
Pakse, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  12 h 45 min
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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night
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Kathmandu is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kathmandu: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony and then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang tour itinerary maker site .

Fly from Kathmandu to Luang Prabang in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Luang Prabang is 1 hour. Traveling from Kathmandu in February, expect Luang Prabang to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Alms Giving Ceremony ©
Alms Giving Ceremony

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Pakse, Laos

Pakse ©
Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Chomphet Stone Sculpture Village and Temple Complex, make a trip to Wat Luang Temple, then don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, and finally admire the sheer force of Tad Yuang Waterfalls.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pakse trip planner .

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Pakse in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pakse when traveling from Luang Prabang in February, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Pakse

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Phu Salao, Golden Buddha ©
Phu Salao, Golden Buddha
Wat Luang Temple ©
Wat Luang Temple

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay holiday planning site .

Explore your travel options from Pakse to Halong Bay with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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