40 days in Thailand, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

40 days in Thailand, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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Start: Zagreb, Croatia
Fly:  16 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Pakse, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
4
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 9 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 9 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Maret, Thailand
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Zagreb, Croatia

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Wat Pho and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip itinerary planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Bangkok is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Zagreb in December, expect Bangkok to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang road trip planning tool.

Fly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Luang Prabang is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

4
nights
Pakse, Laos

Pakse ©
Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Venture out of the city with trips to Si Phan Don (in Don Loppadi), Tad Pha Suam Waterfall (in Ba Chiang) and Champasak Town (Wat Phu, Chez Maman, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau, make a trip to Dao Heuang Market, snap pictures at Lao Nippon Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pha Bat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Pakse day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Pakse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Luang Prabang in December, expect Pakse to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Si Phan Don, Bolaven Plateau, Tad Pha Suam Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Ao Nang (Uomo collection & PhraNang Cave Beach), Railay Beach (in Railay Beach) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's much more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pakse to Patong. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Krabi Town, Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

9
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 21st (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, and don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap route maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

9
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step out of Bophut to go to Ang Thong and see Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, which is approximately 4h 30 min away. On the 1st (Tue), spend a cool day on the water with Nautiness Sailing. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, stop by Amazonas Beachwear, and kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Bophut in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maret.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

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nights
Maret, Thailand

Maret ©
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
Maret is known for shopping, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Samret, stop by Sanjana Armani International Suit, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lamai Sunday Nightmarket, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lamai Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maret trip planner.

You can drive from Bophut to Maret in an hour. January in Maret sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Thai Armani Suit International
Highlights from your plan
Chaweng Noi Beach ©
Chaweng Noi Beach
Wat Samret ©
Wat Samret
Bowtiful Jewellery ©
Bowtiful Jewellery

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