5 days in Cambodia Itinerary

5 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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Phnom Penh
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Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then explore the galleries of Lotus Space, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

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Baghdad, Iraq to Phnom Penh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Baghdad to Phnom Penh, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baghdad in July, you will find days in Phnom Penh are colder (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

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Siem Reap

— 3 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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Leper King, explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then make a trip to Mangalartha, and finally explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, then delve into the distant past at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Cambodia travel guide

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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.