32 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

32 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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32 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Banlung, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Old Quarter Luang Prabang. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Living Land Company will get you outdoors. When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, look for all kinds of wild species at Nahm Dong Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip itinerary website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Luang Prabang is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Luang Prabang, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in July; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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Kuang Si Falls ©
Kuang Si Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pha Ngern View Point and Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll. Visiting Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon and Tham Nam (Water cave) will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Chang, get your game on at ShootUpVV Paintball, and explore the striking landscape at Tham Chang Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vang Vieng online tour planner .

Getting from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Otres Beach and Serendipity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Ochheuteal Beach and Independence Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sihanoukville to Kep to see Kep National Park about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: try to win big at Lion City Poker Room and look for gifts at Tapang's.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sihanoukville trip planner.

Getting from Vang Vieng to Sihanoukville by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kep National Park
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Kep National Park ©
Kep National Park
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach

1
night
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Koh Rong Samloem ©
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
On the 21st (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sea views from Koh Rong Light House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saracen Bay Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koh Rong Samloem trip planner .

Getting from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Samloem by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Phare Ponleu Selpak, examine the collection at National Museum, then look for gifts at D.Hindley, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Koh Rong Samloem to Phnom Penh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

1
night
Sen Monorom, 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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bousra Waterfall and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Phnom DoKramom, take in the dramatic scenery at Romnea Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pu Long Waterfall.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sen Monorom online road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banlung.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bousra Waterfall ©
Bousra Waterfall

3
nights
Banlung, Cambodia

Banlung ©
Banlung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province in northeastern Cambodia. Step out of the city life by going to Cha Ong Waterfall and Ka Tieng Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Kachang Waterfall and River Rafting & Tubing. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ka Chanh Waterfall and contemplate the waterfront views at Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Banlung trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sen Monorom to Banlung by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Preah Vihear Province.

Things to do in Banlung

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Ka Tieng Waterfall ©
Ka Tieng Waterfall
River Rafting & Tubing
Cha Ong Waterfall ©
Cha Ong Waterfall

1
night
Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia

Preah Vihear Province ©
One of the lesser-visited areas of the country, Preah Vihear Province gains its name from the World Heritage-listed temple located here.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at BeTreed Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Preah Nimith Waterfall and then delve into the distant past at Preah Khan Kompong Svay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Preah Vihear Province tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Banlung to Preah Vihear Province takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Battambang.

Things to do in Preah Vihear Province

Parks Wildlife Nature
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BeTreed Adventures ©
BeTreed Adventures
Preah Khan Kompong Svay ©
Preah Khan Kompong Svay
Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
Get outdoors at Battambang Bat Caves and Lotus Farm. Get some cultural insight at Sangker Gallery and La Fabrik. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space, explore the world behind art at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, and browse the exhibits of HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Battambang route planner.

Drive from Preah Vihear Province to Battambang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kbal Spean. Visit Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, make a trip to Banteay Samre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Battambang to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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