7 days in Cambodia Itinerary

7 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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Phnom Penh
— 1 night
Siem Reap
— 4 nights
— 1 night


Phnom Penh — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally browse the different shops at Zando City Mall.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Phnom Penh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Siem Reap — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Artisans Angkor, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Made in Cambodia Market.

Before you visit Siem Reap, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sihanoukville.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Otres Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sihanoukville online route builder.

Getting from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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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.