16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Phnom Penh
— 3 nights
2
Kampot
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Sihanoukville Province
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Battambang
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Siem Reap
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Central Market and Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Royal Palace. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, examine the collection at National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh sightseeing app .

Sydney, Australia to Phnom Penh is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Phnom Penh is minus 3 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Phnom Penh reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Kampot

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kampot Art Gallery and Tiny Kampot Pillows. Get a sense of the local culture at Black Cat Kep and Kampot Museum. Explore Kampot's surroundings by going to Kep (Kep Beach & Kep Butterfly Farm). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anlung Pring Community led Ecotourism, relax in the rural setting at Salt Fields, have some family-friendly fun at Levels Entertainment Bar, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kampot day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Kampot takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Sihanoukville Province.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Kep
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Anlung Pring Community led Ecotourism ©
Tiny Kampot Pillows ©
Tiny Kampot Pillows

1
night
Sihanoukville Province

Sihanoukville Province ©
Preah Sihanouk Province, commonly referred to as Sihanoukville Province, is a province in the south-west of Cambodia at the Gulf of Thailand. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ochheuteal Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otres Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Otres Art Studio.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sihanoukville Province trip builder tool .

Getting from Kampot to Sihanoukville Province by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Battambang.

Things to do in Sihanoukville Province

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach

3
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.
HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography and Sangker Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space and La Fabrik. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, browse the exhibits of Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at L'Atelier : Architecture Design, and explore the fascinating underground world of Battambang Bat Caves.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Battambang vacation maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sihanoukville Province to Battambang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space & Cafe ©
ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space & Cafe

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Phnom Kulen National Park and Zipline. Bayon Temple and Angkor Wat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Thommanon, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and view the masterpieces at Jayav Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Battambang to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Phnom Kulen National Park
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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