12 days in Cambodia Itinerary

12 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Train to Ban Klong Luk Border, Bus to Siem Reap
Siem Reap
— 6 nights
— 1 night
Phnom Penh
— 3 nights


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea, and admire the striking features of Banteay Samre.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Siem Reap is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, expect Siem Reap to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Side Trip

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— 1 night
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the masterpieces at Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Battambang Bat Caves.

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Drive from Siem Reap to Battambang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Battambang

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Phnom Penh

— 3 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.
On the 26th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Fly Phnom Penh. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, examine the collection at National Museum, look for gifts at Lotus Space, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Cambodia travel guide

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.