36 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

36 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Kampot, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
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Don Det, Laos
— 1 night
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Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 4 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 7 nights

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh road trip planning site.

Warsaw, Poland to Phnom Penh is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Phnom Penh is 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in December; daily highs in Phnom Penh reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Walking tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kampot: Kep (Kep Beach, Sothy's Pepper Farm, &more). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Bokor National Park. The adventure continues: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through SUP Asia, experience rural life at La Plantation, look for gifts at Tiny Kampot Pillows, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kampot tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Kampot in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Kep
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SUP Asia ©
SUP Asia
Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
La Plantation ©
La Plantation

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on CS-Tours. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Vagabond Temple Yoga & Meditation Retreat, cool off at White Sand Palace- Water Park, kick back and relax at Otres Beach, and stop by Unique.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sihanoukville online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kampot to Sihanoukville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vagabond Temple Yoga & Meditation Retreat
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Vagabond Temple Yoga & Meditation Retreat ©
Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
CS-Tours ©
CS-Tours

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap road trip planning website.

You can fly from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Don Det.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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Don Det, Laos

Don Det ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the views from Old French Railway Bridge, kick your exploration up a notch at Mekong Fly Zipline Adventure Tour, and then add some adventure to your tour with Happy Bar Boat Trips.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Don Det trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Siem Reap to Don Det with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Don Det

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Mekong Fly Zipline Adventure Tour
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Old French Railway Bridge ©
Old French Railway Bridge

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Champasak Town, Laos

Champasak Town ©
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
On the 17th (Sun), head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bolaven Plateau, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Champasak Town tour planner.

Getting from Don Det to Champasak Town by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bolaven Plateau
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Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos ©
Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau

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Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, and hunt for treasures at Morning Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vientiane trip maker site.

You can fly from Champasak Town to Vientiane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Champasak Town in January: high temperatures in Vientiane hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): fly like a bird with VangVieng Paramotor Center & Pilot's Cafe, look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga in Vang Vieng. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Nam Xay Viewpoint, explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally make a trip to Wat That.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng sightseeing tool.

Drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Yoga in Vang Vieng ©
Yoga in Vang Vieng

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Huak, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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