19 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

19 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

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19 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
4
Champasak Town, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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3
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 14th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap travel itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Siem Reap is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Siem Reap. Traveling from Brussels in September, things will get warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 37°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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.
On the 19th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

3
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.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, make a trip to Wat Ho Phakeo, and pause for some photo ops at Patuxai.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vientiane itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Vientiane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Vientiane sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

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

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau, wander the streets of Si Phan Don, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Champasak Pottery, step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Muang Kang Temple, and finally stop by Chez Maman.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Champasak Town trip site .

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Champasak Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Champasak Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolaven Plateau, Si Phan Don
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

4
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls, admire all the interesting features of The Living Land Company, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Champasak Town to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

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