16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Siem Reap
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Battambang
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Phnom Penh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kep
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sihanoukville
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker and One Eleven Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Angkor Safe Driver. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, identify plant and animal life at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip itinerary builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Siem Reap is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Indochina Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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.
Let the collections at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography and Tep Kao Sol Loeum Lorn Gallery capture your imagination. Head to ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space and L'Atelier : Architecture Designfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the fascinating underground world of Battambang Bat Caves, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampong Pil Pagoda.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Battambang online journey planner .

You can drive from Siem Reap to Battambang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Siem Reap, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Battambang, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe ©
Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe

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.
Head to Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House and Factory Outlet Storefor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ounalom, take in the exciting artwork at Din Art Gallery, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Battambang to Phnom Penh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Battambang, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Phnom Penh, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kep.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

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
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kampot Art Gallery and Black Cat Kep. Get in touch with nature at Kep Beach and Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island). Step out of Kep to go to Kampot and see La Plantation, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Kep National Park. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Sothy's Pepper Farm and look for gifts at Dorsu.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kep trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Kep takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Kampot
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Kep National Park ©
Kep National Park
Kampot Art Gallery ©
Kampot Art Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence Beach and then kick back and relax at Otres Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sihanoukville tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kep to Sihanoukville in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

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

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