16 days in Thailand, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

16 days in Thailand, Laos & Cambodia Itinerary

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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Fly to Udon Thani, Bus to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, Drive to Vientiane
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Vientiane, Laos
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bangla Road, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Patong itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney, Australia to Patong is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Patong, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Patong to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and look for gifts at R.Boss Bespoke.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok journey site.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 29th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai holiday maker app.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.
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Vientiane, Laos — 1 night

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, and finally hunt for treasures at Morning Market.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vientiane trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Chiang Mai to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Vientiane sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and then get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, then admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, make a trip to Pub Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and stop by Prolung Khmer Pottery and Weaving Center.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Phnom Penh.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

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 6th (Sat), examine the collection at National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh tour planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.
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