17 days in Cambodia Itinerary

17 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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17 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Phnom Penh
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Kampot
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
2
Koh Rong Samloem
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Siem Reap
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Chi Phat
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h 45 min
5
Phnom Penh
— 5 nights
End: Phnom Penh

2
nights
Kampot

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Tiny Kampot Pillows, then stop by Dorsu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kep Beach, and finally look for gifts at The Kampot Pepper Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Sothy's Pepper Farm, step off the mainland to explore Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), and then look for gifts at Kep Crab Market.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kampot online vacation planner .

Phnom Penh to Kampot is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Kep
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) ©
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
Sothy's Pepper Farm ©
Sothy's Pepper Farm

1
night
Koh Rong Samloem

Koh Rong Samloem ©
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Koh Rong Light House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saracen Bay Beach, and then explore the activities along M'Pai Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Koh Rong Samloem trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Kampot to Koh Rong Samloem takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach
M'Pai Bay ©
M'Pai Bay

7
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.
Spend the 17th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Kdei.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Koh Rong Samloem to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In May in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Chi Phat.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
Chi Phat

Chi Phat ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardamom Mountains.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chi Phat online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Chi Phat takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Chi Phat

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cardamom Mountains
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Cardamom Mountains ©
Cardamom Mountains

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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh attractions website .

Take a bus from Chi Phat to Phnom Penh in 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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