16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Start: Phnom Penh
1
Phnom Penh
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Koh Rong
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Koh Rong Samloem
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Sihanoukville
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Siem Reap
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Preah Vihear Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Sen Monorom
— 1 day
bus:  5​h 30​min
End: Phnom Penh


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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.
Visit Wat Phnom and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum and Garden City Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Amazing Cambodia, make a trip to Sisowath Quay, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh online route planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Phnom Penh. In August in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Golf Outdoors Fun & Games
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Garden City Golf Club ©
Garden City Golf Club
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
National Museum ©
National Museum

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Koh Rong

Koh Rong ©
A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Koh Rong, get your game on at Kohrong Blob Jump, then meet the residents at Jungle zoo, and finally stroll through Sok San Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Rong trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Rong Samloem.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sok San Beach ©
Sok San Beach
Koh Rong ©
Koh Rong

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Koh Rong Samloem

Koh Rong Samloem ©
Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem is home to just 300 people--it remains relatively unspoiled by tourism, featuring wide, white-sand beaches and thick swathes of jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the activities along M'Pai Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saracen Bay Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koh Rong Samloem journey maker .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Samloem in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Koh Rong Samloem

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Saracen Bay Beach ©
Saracen Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
M'Pai Bay ©
M'Pai Bay

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Otres Beach and Serendipity Beach. Relax by the water at Ochheuteal Beach and Independence Beach. The adventure continues: try to win big at Oriental Pearl Poker and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sihanoukville online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Koh Rong Samloem to Sihanoukville in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

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

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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.
Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Preah Khan and Photography Tours. Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Beng Mealea, explore the ancient world of Banteay Samre, don't miss a visit to Banteay Kdei, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Preah Vihear Province.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum

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Preah Vihear Province

Preah Vihear Province ©
One of the lesser-visited areas of the country, Preah Vihear Province gains its name from the World Heritage-listed temple located here.
On the 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at BeTreed Adventures. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Preah Nimith Waterfall and then identify plant and animal life at Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Preah Vihear Province trip planner .

Getting from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear Province by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sen Monorom.

Things to do in Preah Vihear Province

Parks Wildlife Nature
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BeTreed Adventures ©
BeTreed Adventures
Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kulen Prumep Wildlife Sanctuary

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day
Sen Monorom

The capital and only major settlement in the vast, verdant Mondulkiri province, Sen Monorom manages to retain a laid-back, rural charm, in spite of an increase in development.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Pu Long Waterfall and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sen Monorom trip maker tool .

You can drive from Preah Vihear Province to Sen Monorom in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Sen Monorom

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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