29 days in Cambodia, Thailand & Laos Itinerary

29 days in Cambodia, Thailand & Laos Itinerary

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1
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
2
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
4
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
6
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
7
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
8
Pattaya, Thailand
— 3 nights
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights

1
night
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 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, thentake an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally explore and take pictures at Central Market. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, stop by D.Hindley, stop by Friends 'n' Stuff, examine the collection at National Museum, thenlook for gifts at Cambodian Creations, and finally look for gifts at Amazing Cambodia.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh tour planner.

London, UK to Phnom Penh is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from London to Phnom Penh, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Phnom Penh is warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Central Market ©
Central Market
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Otres Beach and Serendipity Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Independence Beach and Ochheuteal Beach. There's more to do: stop by Unique and try to win big at Oriental Pearl Poker.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sihanoukville holiday planner.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Serendipity Beach ©
Serendipity Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Angkor National Museum and Cambodia Landmine Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Preah Khan and Banteay Kdei. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, and admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Samre.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Patong Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Freedom Beach. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Rawai Beach (in Rawai). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point and look for gifts at Niphon's Rich Collection.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Patong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Patong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for Chiang Mai on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Rawai
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thai Elephant Home. Get some cultural insight at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Doi Inthanon National Park in Doi Inthanon National Park, about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planning app.

You can fly from Patong to Chiang Mai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon National Park, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thai Elephant Home
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

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 some historical perspective at Wat Xiengthong and Wat Manorom. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Queen Design Lao and Indigo Fabric. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, admire the sheer force of Tad Sae Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect nights in Luang Prabang to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm

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night
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 13th (Sun): make a trip to Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, thenhunt for treasures at Morning Market, thensteep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), and finally pick up some local products at Vientiane Organic Market.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vientiane tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vientiane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Morning Market ©
Morning Market
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

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nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Big Buddha Temple and Art in Paradise Pattaya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Pattaya Beach and Hat Toei Ngam. Take a break from Pattaya with a short trip to Ko Samae San in Samaesan, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jomtien Beach, look for gifts at Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier, and head off the coast to Koh Larn.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pattaya trip planner.

Fly from Vientiane to Pattaya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pattaya, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ko Samae San, Hat Toei Ngam
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Art in Paradise Pattaya ©
Art in Paradise Pattaya
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

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nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Siam Paragon. You'll explore and learn at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) and Jim Thompson House. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok journey builder website.

You can take a shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) ©

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