24 days in Thailand, Laos & Bhutan Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
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Don Det, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
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Paro, Bhutan
— 6 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around Wachira Benchathat Park (Rot Fai Park), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally make a trip to Wat Pho.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bangkok is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In April in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and steep yourself in history at Wat Manorom.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Luang Prabang. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vang Vieng.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Vang Vieng, Laos — 3 nights

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Vientiane.
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Vientiane, Laos — 1 night

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 15th (Sat): stop by Laomate Crafts and Wholesale and then buy something for everyone on your list at Vientiane Center Lao.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vientiane travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Don Det.
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Don Det, Laos — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Don Khone Island and then take in the waterfront at Nakasong Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Old French Port, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Somphamit Waterfalls, then take in the views from Old French Railway Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Khon Pa Soi Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Don Det trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Vientiane to Don Det in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ubon Ratchathani.
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand — 1 night

Ubon

One of the four major cities of Isan Province, Ubon Ratchathani occupies a picturesque location along the banks of the Mun River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Ubon Ratchathani National Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Nong Bua.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ubon Ratchathani trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Don Det to Ubon Ratchathani with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 night

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then stop by Siam Leather Goods, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Drive from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok in 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paro.
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Paro, Bhutan — 6 nights

A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thimphu (Motithang Takin Preserve, Dochula Pass, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, make a trip to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paro online travel planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Paro in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in April, with highs in Paro at 24°C and lows at 9°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and then stop by Giorgio Bettoni Fashion Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok, and then visit Khaosan Road.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Paro to Bangkok in 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paro to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In April, Bangkok is warmer than Paro - with highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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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.
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Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.
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