42 days in Cambodia Itinerary

42 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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42 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Siem Reap
— 10 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Battambang
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Preah Vihear Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Banlung
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
5
Chi Phat
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Sihanoukville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Kep
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Phnom Penh
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Sydney

10
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bayon Temple and Angkor Wat are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. Spend the 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 31st (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, explore the ancient world of Mr Vuthy Transport, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Kdei.

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Sydney, Australia to Siem Reap is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

4
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.
Battambang is known for nature, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Ek Phnom Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ek Phnom, take in the exciting artwork at ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Battambang trip builder website .

Drive from Siem Reap to Battambang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Preah Vihear Province.

Things to do in Battambang

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe ©
Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe
Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery ©
Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery

2
nights
Preah Vihear Province

Preah Vihear Province ©
One of the lesser-visited areas of the country, Preah Vihear Province gains its name from the World Heritage-listed temple located here.
Preah Vihear Province is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Preah Vihear Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the activities along Preah Nimith Waterfall.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Preah Vihear Province trip site .

Drive from Battambang to Preah Vihear Province in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Banlung.

Things to do in Preah Vihear Province

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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BeTreed Adventures ©
BeTreed Adventures
Preah Vihear Temple ©
Preah Vihear Temple
Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Banlung

Banlung ©
Banlung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province in northeastern Cambodia. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Virachey National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Ou'Sean Lair Waterfall, and enjoy some diversion at Ride On An Elephant.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Banlung trip planning site .

You can drive from Preah Vihear Province to Banlung in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chi Phat.

Things to do in Banlung

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Virachey National Park
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Virachey National Park ©
Virachey National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake ©
Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake

1
night
Chi Phat

Chi Phat ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): gain interesting insight with Chi Phat - Day Tours. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardamom Mountains.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chi Phat online trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Banlung to Chi Phat in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Chi Phat

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Cardamom Mountains
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Cardamom Mountains ©
Cardamom Mountains

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Otres Beach and Ochheuteal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sihanoukville: Sok San Beach (in Koh Rong) and Saracen Bay Beach (in Koh Rong Samloem). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Ream National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Independence Beach, get outside with Otres Nautica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serendipity Beach, and stop by Tapang's.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sihanoukville trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chi Phat to Sihanoukville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Kep.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saracen Bay Beach, Sok San Beach
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach
Independence Beach ©
Independence Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bokor Hill Station and Old Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kep side-trips: Kampot (La Plantation, Teuk Chhou Zoo, & more). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Kep National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kep Beach, pause for some photo ops at Crab Statue, stop by Tiny Kampot Pillows, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kep Butterfly Farm.

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Getting from Sihanoukville to Kep by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Kampot
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Bokor Hill Station ©
Bokor Hill Station
Kep Butterfly Farm ©
Kep Butterfly Farm

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Royal Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Wat Phnom. Step out of Phnom Penh with an excursion to Udong Mountain in Udong--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum, stop by Friends 'n' Stuff, take a stroll through Bassac Lane, and enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh planner .

Getting from Kep to Phnom Penh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Udong Mountain
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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