9 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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Phnom Penh
— 2 nights
— 1 night
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Siem Reap
— 4 nights


Phnom Penh — 2 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and National Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Stupa Of Princess Kantha Bopha. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Space Four Zero.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh vacation planning website.

New Delhi, India to Phnom Penh is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Phnom Penh. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Phnom Penh are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kampot.
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Kampot — 1 night

The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Tiny Kampot Pillows, then boost your wellbeing at Nibi Spa, and finally get engrossed in the history at La Plantation.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kampot trip maker tool.

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 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sihanoukville.
Baths · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Sihanoukville — 1 night

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 25th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Vagabond Temple Yoga & Meditation Retreat and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otres Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sihanoukville trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kampot to Sihanoukville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
Spas · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Siem Reap — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Get some cultural insight at Bayon Temple and Pre Rup. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Phimeanakas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

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Getting from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Cambodia travel guide

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.