36 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

36 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 9 nights
3
Battambang, Cambodia
— 4 nights
4
Champasak Town, Laos
— 1 night
5
Vientiane, Laos
— 5 nights
6
Sam Neua, Laos
— 2 nights
7
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
8
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 6 nights


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4
nights
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: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Fire Range, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh day trip website.

Warsaw, Poland to Phnom Penh is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to Phnom Penh. Traveling from Warsaw in December, expect Phnom Penh to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Fun & Games Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

9
nights
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 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 5th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Pub Street.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

4
nights
Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
On the 14th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, browse the exhibits of Sangker Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Battambang trip planner.

Drive from Siem Reap to Battambang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Siem Reap in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Battambang: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours Outdoors Nature
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HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography ©
Food Tours
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple, thendelve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and finally stop by Chez Maman.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Champasak Town road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Battambang to Champasak Town. Traveling from Battambang in January, expect nights in Champasak Town to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Don Daeng Island ©
Don Daeng Island
Chez Maman ©
Chez Maman

5
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Change things up with a short trip to Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, don't miss a visit to Phou Khoun Observation Site, and appreciate the history behind Buddha Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Vientiane is little chillier than Champasak Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sam Neua.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nam Ngum Dam
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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

2
nights
Sam Neua, Laos

Sam Neua ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Pathet Lao Caves, thenHead underground at Vieng Xai Cave City, and then steep yourself in history at Hintang Houamuang.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sam Neua trip builder website.

Fly from Vientiane to Sam Neua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Vang Vieng on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Sam Neua

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Houaphanh Province
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Vieng Xai Cave City ©
Vieng Xai Cave City
Pathet Lao Caves
Pathet Lao Caves
Hintang Houamuang ©
Hintang Houamuang

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Nam Xay Viewpoint, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and make a trip to Wat That.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sam Neua to Vang Vieng takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Climbing Tours

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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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