22 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

22 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Cambodia & Laos Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  21​h
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Champasak Town, Laos
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
7
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Phonsavan, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


Learn more about your trip

5
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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 off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Cambodia Landmine Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planner .

New York City, USA to Siem Reap is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Siem Reap. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Siem Reap hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then steep yourself in history at Wat Banan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Battambang road trip planning website .

Getting from Siem Reap to Battambang by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kep.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Food Tours

2
nights
Kep, Cambodia

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
On the 21st (Sat), experience rural life at Sothy's Pepper Farm, then experience rural life at La Plantation, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Dorsu. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Flying Dog Farm, kick back and relax at Kep Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kep National Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kep vacation maker site .

You can drive from Battambang to Kep in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Kampot
Highlights from your plan
Kep National Park ©
Kep National Park
La Plantation ©
La Plantation
Sothy's Pepper Farm ©
Sothy's Pepper Farm

2
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 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then stop by Penh Lenh, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and then admire the striking features of Central Market.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Phnom Penh trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kep to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

1
night
Sen Monorom, Cambodia

Sen Monorom ©
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 25th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Dakdam Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Bousra Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sen Monorom trip maker .

Take a bus from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bousra Waterfall ©
Bousra Waterfall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dakdam Waterfall ©
Dakdam Waterfall

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Chez Maman, then head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, then don't miss a visit to Wat Phu, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Champasak Town trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sen Monorom to Champasak Town in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Wat Muang Kang Temple ©
Wat Muang Kang Temple
Don Daeng Island ©
Don Daeng Island

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Buddha Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum, make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, browse the fresh offerings at Vientiane Organic Market, look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ong Teu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vientiane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Champasak Town in December: high temperatures in Vientiane hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Patuxai ©
Patuxai
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

1
night
Phonsavan, Laos

Phonsavan ©
A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
On the 29th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao, stop by Hmong Sunday Market, take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, then delve into the mystery of The Plain of Jars, and finally steep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Phonsavan trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Phonsavan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre
The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Kuang Si Butterfly Farm. The adventure continues: make a trip to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang tour planner .

Traveling by car from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Old Quarter Luang Prabang ©
Old Quarter Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall

Similar Plans

57 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Bali BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Vietnam & Cambodia BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM PERU February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cambodia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Cambodia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Myanmar, Cambodia & Thailand BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Cambodia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans