17 days in Cambodia Itinerary

17 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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Fly
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Siem Reap
— 6 nights
Drive
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Svay Leu
— 2 nights
Drive to Siem Reap International Airport, Fly to Sihanoukville
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Sihanoukville
— 1 night
Drive
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Kampot
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phnom Penh
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap

— 6 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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and delve into the distant past at Preah Khan.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Siem Reap is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Svay Leu.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Svay Leu

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Beng Mealea. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Preah Ang Thom pagoda, take in the awesome beauty at Phnom Kulen National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Peung Kom Nuo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Svay Leu attractions planner.

Drive from Siem Reap to Svay Leu in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Svay Leu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Svay Leu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Sihanoukville

— 1 night
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Unique, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otres Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at Vagabond Temple Yoga & Meditation Retreat.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sihanoukville day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Svay Leu to Sihanoukville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kampot.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Kampot

— 3 nights
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kep (Kep Beach, Patio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at La Plantation, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, get engrossed in the history at La Plantation, and take in the views from Old Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampot online vacation planner.

You can drive from Sihanoukville to Kampot in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kampot

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Phnom Penh

— 4 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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Fire Range, and take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh road trip planner.

You can drive from Kampot to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.