8 days in Cambodia Itinerary

8 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cambodia vacation planner

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Siem Reap
— 3 nights
Phnom Penh
— 3 nights


Siem Reap

— 3 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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, make a trip to Pub Street, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Phimeanakas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap vacation planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Siem Reap is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Siem Reap. In March, Siem Reap is warmer than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Phnom Penh

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Penh Lenh, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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.