16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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16 days in Cambodia Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + taxi:  19​h 45​min
Battambang
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Siem Reap
— 10 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Phnom Penh
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Sydney

2
days
Battambang

The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampong Pil Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space, view the masterpieces at Sangker Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ek Phnom Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Wat Banan Temple.

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Sydney, Australia to Battambang is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Battambang is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit warmer in Battambang: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Siem Reap.

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Wat Banan Temple
Sangker Gallery

9
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Preah Khan and Beng Mealea. Visit Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm for their historical value. Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

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Getting from Battambang to Siem Reap by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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Beng Mealea
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Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Wat Phnom. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum and Independence Monument. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, make a trip to Wat Langka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phnom Chisor Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

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Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
National Museum

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