36 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

36 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly to Luang Namtha, Drive to Huay Xai
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kampot, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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4
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Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and MandaLao Elephant Conservation. Visit Wat Xiengthong and Wat Manorom for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Luangprabang Elephant Camp.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang journey planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Luang Prabang is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to Luang Prabang. In December, Luang Prabang is much hotter than Warsaw - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Vientiane, Laos

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Wat That Khao. Step off the beaten path and head to Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club and Wat Si Muang. The adventure continues: tee off at Long Vien Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pha That Luang.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane online trip planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Golf · Outdoors
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Wat Si Saket ©
Religious Site
Wat Si Saket
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Wat Ho Phra Keo ©
Religious Site
Wat Ho Phra Keo
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Huay Xai, Laos

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Carnot.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Huay Xai tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vientiane to Huay Xai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Battambang.

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Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Fort Carnot ©
Historic Site
Fort Carnot
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Battambang, Cambodia

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 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampong Pil Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Wat Banan Temple, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Battambang Bat Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Battambang vacation planner.

You can drive from Huay Xai to Battambang in 17.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Town

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Preah Khan. Visit Ta Prohm and Beng Mealea for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, trot along with a tour on horseback, delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Battambang to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Battambang in January: highs in Siem Reap hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Side Trip

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Ta Prohm ©
Must see
Ta Prohm
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Angkor Wat ©
Must see
Angkor Wat
4.8
Beng Mealea ©
Must see
Beng Mealea
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Koh Rong, Cambodia

A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
On the 17th (Sun), kick back and relax at Long Set Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coconut Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sok San Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Koh Rong online route builder.

Fly from Siem Reap to Koh Rong in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Serendipity Beach and Independence Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lazy Beach and Ochheuteal Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Otres Beach, view the masterpieces at Otres Art Studio, try your luck at Oriental Pearl Poker, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sihanoukville vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Casinos
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Otres Beach ©
Beach
Otres Beach
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Kampot, Cambodia

The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and La Plantation. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kep Beach. Step out of Kampot to go to Kep and see Sothy's Pepper Farm, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of La Plantation, look for gifts at Tiny Kampot Pillows, and relax in the rural setting at Farm Link.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kampot online trip maker.

Drive from Sihanoukville to Kampot in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Kampot

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

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Kep Beach ©
Beach
Kep Beach
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Spa
Spas
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Sen Monorom, Cambodia

Switzerland of Cambodia

The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sen Monorom trip site.

You can drive from Kampot to Sen Monorom in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Charming City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phnom Penh Taxi Expert. Get some historical perspective at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Kean Kleang. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, tee off at Garden City Golf Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh travel route tool.

You can drive from Sen Monorom to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Royal Palace ©
Castle
Royal Palace
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