54 days in Cambodia, Laos & Nepal Itinerary

54 days in Cambodia, Laos & Nepal Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
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Battambang, Cambodia
— 5 nights
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Drive to Siem Reap International Airport, Fly to Pakse International Airport, Drive to Champasak Town
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Champasak Town, Laos
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Vientiane, Laos
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 7 nights
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Pokhara, Nepal
— 6 nights
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Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 2 nights
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Langtang National Park, Nepal
— 2 nights
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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 3 nights
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 6 nights

Charming City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Phnom. Change things up with these side-trips from Phnom Penh: Kampong Chhnang (Ondong Rossey & Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang floating village). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Phnom Penh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Phnom Penh is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Phnom Penh hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 7 nights

Temple Town

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Angkor Wat and Preah Khan. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Ta Som, admire the striking features of Banteay Samre, and steep yourself in history at Eastern Mebon.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Battambang, Cambodia

— 5 nights
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battambang Bat Caves and Nature Spa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Banan Temple and The Baha’i House of Worship. And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, learn about winemaking at Chan Thay Chhoueng Plantation, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Peace Gallery (Cambodia Peace Museum), and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Battambang visit website.

Getting from Siem Reap to Battambang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, you will find days in Battambang are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Battambang

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Champasak Town, Laos

— 1 day
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 22nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island, don't miss a visit to Wat Phu, and then stop by Chez Maman.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Champasak Town itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Battambang to Champasak Town with the Route module. Traveling from Battambang in January, you will find days in Champasak Town are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Vientiane, Laos

— 5 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Take a break from the city and head to Vientiane Orchidees and Long Vien Golf Club. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Church of Sacred Heart. Step out of Vientiane with an excursion to Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, make a trip to Patuxai, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vientiane sightseeing planner.

Fly from Champasak Town to Vientiane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Champasak Town in January; daily highs in Vientiane reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Xiengthong and Wat Xieng Mouane. When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately Nong Khiaw away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luang Prabang when traveling from Vientiane in January, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pokhara, Nepal

— 6 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Peace Temple and Gurkha Memorial Museum. Popular historic sites such as Barahi temple and Bindhya Basini Temple are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Poon Hill, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Pokhara takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a -1.2 hour difference. Traveling from Luang Prabang in February, expect Pokhara to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

— 2 nights
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Sauraha Art Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Tiger Residency Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chitwan National Park trip planning tool.

Fly from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Pokhara in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Chitwan National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Langtang National Park.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Langtang National Park, Nepal

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the views at Langtang Valley and then get outside with Kyanjin Ri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Gosainkunda.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Langtang National Park trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chitwan National Park to Langtang National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chitwan National Park in February; daily highs in Langtang National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Langtang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

— 3 nights
Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Everest and Mt. Taboche. Step off the beaten path and head to Khumbu Glacier and Memorial to Scott Fischer. There's much more to do: get great views at Everest View Point, explore the activities along Dudh Koshi River, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ama Dablam.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sagarmatha National Park online vacation maker.

You can fly from Langtang National Park to Sagarmatha National Park in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 9 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kopan Monastery and Boudhanath Stupa. Get out of town with these interesting Kathmandu side-trips: Bhaktapur (55 Window Palace, Nyatapola Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), wander the streets of Thamel, and push the limits with Nepal Ascent Treks.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kathmandu online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.

Nepal travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.