21 days in Cambodia Itinerary

21 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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21 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Phnom Penh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kep
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sihanoukville
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kratie
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Battambang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Siem Reap
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: San Francisco


2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Udong Mountain and Mekong River. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Wat Phnom. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument and look for gifts at Cambodian Creations.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Phnom Penh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Phnom Penh is 15 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Phnom Penh at 88°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kep.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Udong Mountain
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Udong Mountain ©
Udong Mountain
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Wat Phnom ©
Wat Phnom

3
nights
Kep

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
Take a break from the city and head to Kep Beach and Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Kep National Park. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Crab Statue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kep trip builder app .

Drive from Phnom Penh to Kep in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Kep National Park ©
Kep National Park
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) ©
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)

4
nights
Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Visit Otres Beach and Independence Beach for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: stop by Unique and browse the eclectic array of goods at Otres Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sihanoukville trip planner .

Drive from Kep to Sihanoukville in 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Kratie.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Independence Beach ©
Independence Beach
Otres Market ©
Otres Market

few
hours
Kratie

Kratie ©
The small town of Kratie sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Phnom Sombok and then step off the mainland to explore Koh Trong.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Kratie trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sihanoukville to Kratie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Battambang.

Things to do in Kratie

Nature Parks
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Koh Trong ©
Koh Trong

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): view the masterpieces at La Fabrik, get engrossed in the history at Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampong Pil Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Wat Banan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ek Phnom and then Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves.

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Traveling by car from Kratie to Battambang takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
Wat Banan Temple ©
Wat Banan Temple
Wat Ek Phnom ©
Wat Ek Phnom

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, look for all kinds of wild species at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, admire the striking features of Banteay Kdei, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap holiday app .

Traveling by car from Battambang to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Battambang in January: highs in Siem Reap hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 71°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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