15 days in Cambodia Itinerary

15 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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15 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Siem Reap
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Sihanoukville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Phnom Penh
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to Siem Reap is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cape Town to Siem Reap. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Siem Reap hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

4
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.
Sihanoukville is known for beaches, spas, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Otres Beach, look for gifts at Unique, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Serendipity Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sihanoukville route planner .

Getting from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach

3
nights
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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, get your game on at Phnom Climb Community Gym, and sample the fine beverages at Samai Distillery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh travel planning site .

You can drive from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

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