19 days in Siem Reap, Battambang & Phnom Penh Itinerary

19 days in Siem Reap, Battambang & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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19 days in Siem Reap, Battambang & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Siem Reap
— 9 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Battambang
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Phnom Penh
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

9
nights
Siem Reap

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.
Get some cultural insight at Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Angkor Wat Putt. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and look for gifts at Artisans Angkor.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap visit planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Siem Reap is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Siem Reap is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Siem Reap at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

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Ta Som
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

4
nights
Battambang

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Get outdoors at Battambang Bat Caves and Ek Phnom Pagoda. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography. There's lots more to do: pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, admire the masterpieces at ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space & Cafe, view the masterpieces at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Sangker Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Battambang trip maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Siem Reap to Battambang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Battambang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Wat Banan Temple ©
Wat Banan Temple

5
nights
Phnom Penh

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Din Art Gallery and Central Mall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Royal Palace. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Shopping Wildlife
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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