24 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

24 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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24 days in Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Savannakhet, Laos
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Don Det, Laos
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Banlung, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), don't miss a visit to Patuxai, examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, and stroll around Buddha Park.

Plan trip to Vientiane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Melbourne, Australia to Vientiane is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Vientiane. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Vientiane reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

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

2
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.
On the 16th (Wed), get your game on at ShootUpVV Paintball, identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then get outside with Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vang Vieng travel route planner.

You can drive from Vientiane to Vang Vieng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savannakhet.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll ©
Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll
Climbing Tours

1
night
Savannakhet, Laos

Savannakhet ©
Just across the Mekong River from Thailand, the city of Savannakhet has benefited from its prosperous neighbor, developing its commercial and tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xayaphoum Temple, then explore the activities along Bungva lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at That Ing Hang. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Therese, then see the interesting displays at The Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum, then make a trip to Sounantha Temple, and finally look for gifts at Savanakhet.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savannakhet, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vang Vieng to Savannakhet by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savannakhet are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Don Det.

Things to do in Savannakhet

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
That Ing Hang ©
That Ing Hang
Bungva lake ©
Bungva lake
Sounantha Temple ©
Sounantha Temple

1
night
Don Det, Laos

Don Det ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Nakasong Pier, then admire the sheer force of Khon Pa Soi Falls, and then snap pictures at Old French Railway Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Don Det visit planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Savannakhet to Don Det in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Banlung.

Things to do in Don Det

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nakasong Pier, Khon Pa Soi Falls
Highlights from your plan
Old French Railway Bridge ©
Old French Railway Bridge
Nakasong Pier ©
Nakasong Pier

3
nights
Banlung, Cambodia

Banlung ©
Banlung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province in northeastern Cambodia. Banlung is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of Kachang Waterfall, stroll through Airavata Elephant Foundation, and explore the activities along Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Banlung trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Don Det to Banlung. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Banlung

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ka Tieng Waterfall ©
Ka Tieng Waterfall
Airavata Elephant Foundation ©
Airavata Elephant Foundation
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
When in Phnom Penh, make a side trip to see Preah Sakyamoni Chedi in Udong, approximately Udong away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Fire Range, explore and take pictures at Central Market, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Banlung to Phnom Penh takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. September in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Preah Sakyamoni Chedi
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

7
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Pub Street.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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