36 days in Cambodia & Myanmar Itinerary

36 days in Cambodia & Myanmar Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
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Battambang, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Sen Monorom, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 4 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 4 nights
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 3 nights
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Ngapali, Myanmar
— 1 night
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Beng Mealea and Banteay Kdei. When in Siem Reap, make a side trip to see Peung Kom Nuo in Svay Leu, approximately Svay Leu away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Siem Reap journey planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Siem Reap is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in December; daily highs in Siem Reap reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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Beng Mealea
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Angkor Wat
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Ta Prohm
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Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Battambang Bat Caves and Food Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Banan Temple and HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at La Fabrik, explore the galleries of Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe, and explore the world behind art at Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Battambang sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Siem Reap to Battambang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, expect nights in Battambang to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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2
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Sen Monorom, Cambodia

Switzerland of Cambodia

The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Seima Protection Forest, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Phnom DoKramom. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Bousra Eco-Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sen Monorom trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Battambang to Sen Monorom by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kep.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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2
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Kep, Cambodia

Kep
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
On the 11th (Mon), experience rural life at Sothy's Pepper Farm, relax in the rural setting at La Plantation, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Tiny Kampot Pillows. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kep National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kep trip builder site.

You can drive from Sen Monorom to Kep in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kep

Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping

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National Park
Kep National Park
4.1
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Spas
4.4

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©

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.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phnom Penh Taxi Expert. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and have fun at Cambodia Fire Range.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip builder app.

Getting from Kep to Phnom Penh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
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History Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
4.6
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.2

4
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Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Take a break from the city and head to National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book. Explore Mandalay's surroundings by going to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church & Spas), Thein Nyo Silk Weaving Factory (in Amarapura) and Mingun (Hsinbyume Pagoda & Mingun Pahtodawgyi). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jade Pagoda Mandalay, get great views at Mandalay Hill, and admire the striking features of Pahtodawgyi Pagoda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mandalay online trip builder.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Mandalay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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Architectural Building
Shwenandaw Monastery
4.5

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Bagan, Myanmar

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Visiting Balloon Rides and Mt Popa will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Ananda Temple and Sulamani Guphaya Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, and don't miss a visit to Lemyethna Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bagan route maker.

Getting from Mandalay to Bagan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Must see
Balloon Rides
4.7
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Ananda Temple
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Religious Site
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
4.6

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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Get a sense of the local culture at Indein Village and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inle Lake and Floating Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Nyaungshwe: Kalaw (Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, Walking tours, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Lotus Garden, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village.

Make your Nyaungshwe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Bagan to Nyaungshwe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Ruin
Indein Village
4.7
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Water Body
Inle Lake
4.6

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Ngapali, Myanmar

Ngapali ©
Combining traditional rural charms with an ever-growing beach resort vibe, the fishing village of Ngapali stands out as a highlight of Myanmar's west coast.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Ngapali Elephants Sanctuary, stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach, then don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Nandaw Pagoda Hill.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ngapali trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ngapali

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Beaches

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Must see
Ngapali Beach
4.7
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Gift & Specialty Shop
MiMi Souvenir Shop
4.6

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Martyrs Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, make a trip to Maha Wizaya Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sule Pagoda, then browse the exhibits of Kalasa Art Space, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Green Season Travel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Young-On Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner.

Fly from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Monument
Shwedagon Pagoda
4.8
Religious Site
Botahtaung Pagoda
4.1
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Spa
Spas
4.3

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