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Cambodia Itinerary: 1 Week In Siem Reap And Phnom Penh

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On our first trip to Southeast Asia – a 2-month long adventure – Cambodia was not on our itinerary. At the last minute, however, we rearranged our travel route to include a stop in Siem Reap to see the Temples of Angkor – and it would have been a huge mistake to miss it!

The country, the sights – the people – absolutely captivated us. We returned to Cambodia on another trip to SE Asia, that time discovering the sights of Phnom Penh. In hindsight, we should have visited both cities on the same trip – so we have created a detailed 1-Week Cambodia Itinerary to help other travelers navigate their way to the country’s top attractions.


The Best Places To Visit In Cambodia

Reflections of Angkor Wat temple at Angkor Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia

With just 1 week in Cambodia, we recommend picking just two cities in the country to visit. While it is a relatively small country, getting around Cambodia is not always easy. You don’t want to spend your entire Cambodia vacation traveling…you want to be experiencing. We suggest splitting your time between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh – the two best places to visit in Cambodia to see the sights.


Cambodia Attractions

The top Cambodia tourist attractions are found in (or nearby) Siem Reap and Phnom Penh – and, therefore, are the best places in Cambodia to base yourself. From Siem Reap, the Angkor Wat complex is just 20 minutes away. Phnom Penh has a slew of sights – and the nearby Killing Fields are a day-trip away. 


Our Cambodia Travel Route: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Determining which city to see first will depend on where you are coming from. There are daily flights from major SE Asia cities – like Hanoi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). If you are traveling from Vietnam to Cambodia, we recommend starting your Cambodia itinerary in Phnom Penh. If you are traveling to Cambodia from Thailand, it likely makes more sense to begin in Siem Reap. That said, which Cambodia city you visit first will depend on your overall travel plans for Southeast Asia.


Why We Skipped Cambodia Beaches

Beaches are top Cambodia tourist spots – but we don’t include them in our Cambodia travel itinerary. Our trips to Cambodia were part of longer Southeast Asia trips, including stops in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Laos.

We visited islands in Vietnam (Phu Quoc and Halong Bay) and beaches in Thailand (Koh Lanta, Phuket and Koh Chang). Cambodia has such a rich history – both ancient and recent – and we were more inclined to learn about the people, culture and cuisine. 


Cambodia Itinerary 1 Week

Our itinerary details what to do in Cambodia in a week – but what if you are planning a shorter or longer trip? We’ve got you covered! We include Cambodia tour itinerary suggestions – for 2 days to 2 weeks in Cambodia – at the end of the post.

In our Cambodia tour itinerary, you will find specific information for the top Cambodia places to visit. You will also find more Cambodia tourist information at the end of the post – like what to pack, where to stay and Cambodia sightseeing tips – to help you plan your perfect trip.


We include a ton of incredibly detailed information in this Cambodia travel blog post. Be sure to Save, Bookmark and Pin this post so that you can use it as your plan your trip to Cambodia!


Day 1: Siem Reap and Angkor Wat Tour

On the first day of your trip, you will spend the day exploring the most famous temples at Angkor Wat.


Angkor Wat Exploration

Plan to arrive in Siem Reap as early as possible so that you can take full advantage of your first day in the city. Once you are settled in your accommodations (recommended: Mohai Boutique – formerly Villa Siem Reap), set off to explore the top Cambodia destination: Angkor Wat.

Hire a Siem Reap tour guide to lead the way to the temple complex highlights. Your first-day Angkor Wat itinerary should include the following temples (in order): Angkor Thom (Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King), Ta Prohm (made famous by Tomb Raider) and Angkor Wat.

{Read Siem Reap Temples for detailed information}

Siem Reap Temples A Guide to Visiting the Temples of Angkor by JetSettingFools.com

Keep in mind that most of the temples, including Angkor Wat, close in the early evening. However, two temples – Bakheng and Pre Rup – stay open until 7:00pm…and are perfect spots for watching an Angkor Wat sunset.

Top Tip: There are numerous Angkor Wat tours from Siem Reap – and we think a first trip to Angkor Wat deserves the guidance of a professional. You can find your own tour company in Cambodia or let your hotel arrange it for you. Since you want to get started straight away, we recommend booking a tour in advance online or communicating your request with your hotel staff prior to your arrival.

Angkor Wat Pass: Buy the 3-Day Pass – as the next two days, you will be returning to the Angkor Wat complex. (And, even if you decide to only enter the complex twice, the 3-Day Angkor Wat Pass is still cheaper – and more efficient, entry-wise – than two one-day passes.) You can find all the details for visiting Angkor Wat in our Siem Reap Temples Post


Siem Reap Night Market

When you return to city, check out the vibrant Siem Reap Night Market. The market is mostly geared toward tourists, but it’s a must-see in Siem Reap! Vendors at the Night Market sell everything from cliché t-shirts to hand-made jewelry. Be prepared to haggle – all prices are negotiable.

For dinner, try some of the local street food offered at the market and – if you are feeling a little sore from your full day of sightseeing – get a massage at one of the many market spas. Just don’t stay out too late, because tomorrow morning starts bright and early!


Day 2: Angkor Wat Sunrise and Siem Reap Tours

On the second day of your Cambodia adventure, be at Angkor Wat for sunrise, tour a few more temples, then spend the rest of the day in Siem Reap or join one of the highly-rated Siem Reap day tours – then end your day on Pub Street.


Angkor Wat Before Dawn

Watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat is an iconic experience – and one of the top things to see in Cambodia. An Angkor Wat sunrise requires a little bit of pre-planning, so make sure to get the details sorted in advance.

{Read our complete guide on watching the Angkor Wat Sunrise}

Angkor Wat sunrise Top Tips for Visiting Angkow Wat at Dawn by JetSettingFools.com

Because you already toured the Angkor Wat temple on your first day, after sunrise, leave the crowds behind and visit just one or two temples more before heading back to the city. We recommend making a stop at Phnom Bakheng if you didn’t stay for sunset on Day 1. The temple is incredibly stunning bathed in the morning light – and you will likely be one of the few visitors at the early hour, so you will have it all to yourself.


Siem Reap Sightseeing

Temples are not the only things to see in Siem Reap! Get acquainted with Siem Reap and discover the city sights on foot (or hop in a tuk-tuk for a tour of the city that doesn’t require any effort). We were content to walk – with eyes wide open and a full dose of curiosity – through the lanes and alleyways of the city.

The city is home to fascinating markets, local temples, museums and gardens. Find the sights on your own or join a Siem Reap guide for a private tour of the city. Get the details here!

{Read our guide of recommended Things To Do in Siem Reap!}

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Day Trips From Siem Reap

More interested in culinary or cultural adventures? There are numerous day tours from Siem Reap that introduce visitors to an array of activities. Consider adding one of the popular tours to your Siem Reap travel itinerary.

Cruise the Tonle Sap Lake – Join one of the top tours from Siem Reap on this small-group Tonle Sap Lake Cruise and see a Siem Reap floating village and Buddhist Monastery. Find out more!

Siem Reap Street Food Tour – Experience the unique gastronomy of Cambodia on a guided Cambodian cuisine tour. Read Rave Reviews!

Cambodian Dance Show – Watch Phare, a Cambodian Circus that combines theater, folk music and Cambodian folklore. Buy Tickets Now!

Cambodian Pottery Class – Get your hands dirty and spin a pottery wheel to create traditional Cambodian ceramics. Learn more here!

Cambodian Village Cooking Class – Learn the secrets of Cambodian cooking from a local chef…and enjoy the 3-course meal you prepared! Sign up now!

Spa Day – If you are not feeling particularly motivated for a city tour or don’t want to participate in an activity, consider spending the day pampering yourself with a little R&R. Find a day spa (most offer incredibly inexpensive treatments and massages), then kick back at your hotel pool in the afternoon. Check out these Spa packages!


Pub Street Siem Reap

End your day on the most famous street in Siem Reap: Pub Street. Packed with bars and nightclubs, having dinner or a drink (or two…) on Pub Street is an essential Siem Reap activity. The drinks are cheap, the music is loud and the crowd is lively!

The two most popular bars are Angkor What? and The Temple Bar – but there are numerous places to choose from, so find one that fits your style. Read reviews of the best Siem Reap Bars on TripAdvisor.


Day 3: Temples Of Angkor Day Tour

On Day 3 of your Cambodia trip itinerary, delve deeper into the Temples of Angkor complex by visiting some of the lesser-known – but no less intriguing – temples.

Angkor Temple Tour

Spend your final day in Siem Reap navigating your way (or letting your tuk-tuk driver navigate) to the ‘Outer Ring’ temples at Angkor. Varying by size and condition, the less-famous temples are awe-inspiring. We recommend seeing the following temples: Prasat Kravan, Sra Srang, Banteay Kdei, Pre Rup, Eastern Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan.

{Use our detailed Angkor Temple Guide for information and location of the temples}


Day 4: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Sightseeing

On Day 4 of your travel itinerary, relocate to one of the top destinations in Cambodia – Phnom Penh – and waste no time getting acquainted with the buzzing city.


Phnom Penh City Tour

The capital city is a sprawling, massive city dotted with national treasures and some of the top things to see in Cambodia. The best sights can be visited on a self-guided Phnom Penh walking tour. It can feel a little overwhelming at first, but with a plan and a good pair of walking shoes, it’s easy to discover the city sights on foot.

Top Places to Visit in Phnom Penh

There are numerous sights to see in PP – and not all of them will appeal to all visitors. That said, there are a few top attractions that should definitely be included in your first-day Phnom Penh tour itinerary.

  • Central Market
  • Wat Phnom
  • Old French Quarter
  • Sisowath Quay
  • Old Market and/or Kandal Market
  • National Museum
  • Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda

{Use our Phnom Penh Itinerary for detailed information about PP sights}

3-Day Phnom Penh Itinerary A Guide of Things To Do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by JetSettingFools.com


Top Tip: PP is one of the places in Cambodia that seems to be hit-or-miss with a lot of tourists. Consider hiring a Phnom Penh tour guide, who can properly introduce you to the sights, history and culture. Get prices here!


Dinner and Drinks in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh boasts a number of incredible restaurants…and, possibly, even more bars. On your first evening in the city, soak in the charm and feast on delicious hand-made noodles and dumplings at the highly-rated and centrally-located David’s Noodles.

For a few after dinner drinks, head to the Riverside Sisowath Quay for a beer-with-a-view. Or, go to one of the bar-congested streets known for Hostess Bars – like Street 136, 130, 110 or 104 – where a fascinating scene unfolds each night.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh: There are a few different ways to travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and vice versa, including flights, taxi and bus. We recommend taking the 45-minute flight – as a time-saving measure. One-way tickets are affordable (often priced at less than $50 USD). A hired taxi driver will take about 5 hours, depending on stops, but the drive is a wonderful opportunity to see the countryside. Fares start around $100 USD and you can book in advance. Numerous bus companies haul passengers between the two cities – and there are even overnight buses as well.


Day 5: Phnom Penh Tour of S21 Museum and PP Activities

On Day 5, continue your Phnom Penh sightseeing tour and learn about the history of the Khmer Rouge at the S21 Museum. In the heat of the afternoon, participate in a low-key activity…and then be ready for dinner and drinks in the expat district: BKK1.


S21 Museum

The S21 Museum is not for the faint of heart. The high-school-turned-prison was where the Khmer Rouge – the violent regime that ruled over Cambodia in the 1970s – held (and tortured) thousands of prisoners before they were sent to their deaths.

Inside the old schoolhouse, visitors walk through classrooms that were converted into single-person prison cells. Pictures of the detainees, along with stories of life in the prison, are found throughout. Use the audio guide, as it helps visitors better understand the history and timeline of events. At the end of the self-guided museum tour, two (of only 7) survivors are often on-site and available for questions.


Mid-Day Activities: Russian Market, Massage and Pool

Spend the afternoon shopping in the densely-packed maze of stalls at the Russian Market (nicknamed so for the many Russian expats who shopped there in the 80s). Visitors will find an array of goods – most of which are over-priced due to the popularity of the market with tourists. However, good deals and unique finds can still be found at the market.

Khmer massages are different from Vietnamese and Thai massages. They use kneading techniques rather than stretching, so it is a bit more relaxing than a traditional Thai massage. Massages range in price, but inexpensive half-hour massages are offered for as little as $3 USD.

In the late afternoon – when the heat is too oppressive to do anything else – head indoors to a cafe or to your accommodation’s pool to cool off!


BKK1 – Dinner and Drinks

The BKK1 district has a little bit of something for everyone! Most popular with expats and tourists, BKK1 is one of the best places to go in Cambodia for international fare and chic speak-easy bars. That said, we had our favorite local meal in BKK1 at the low-key and informal Khmer Women Food restaurant.

For drinks, don’t miss Bassac Lane, which is lined with themed bars (like The Library, Hangar 44 and Jack Saloon). However, the coolest bar – if you can find it – is BattBong speakeasy (and they make fabulous hand-crafted cocktails, too!).


Day 6: Day Trips from Phnom Penh

On Day 6, go beyond the city limits on one of these popular Phnom Penh day trips – like the Killing Fields or Silk Island.

Phnom Penh Day Tours

Visitors can find a tour company in Phnom Penh or book in advance on Viator!

Killing Fields of Choeung Ek – For a continued education into the horrors of Khmer Rouge, visit the Killing Fields, where thousands of Cambodians were murdered and left in shallow graves. On the site, visitors will find a memorial and 5,000 human skulls – all victims of Khmer Rouge. Book it here.

Koh Dach Silk Island – Learn about the local silk production and watch weavers create beautiful silk material on nearby Silk Island. Learn more!

Wildlife Rescue Center – Spend a full day at the Phnom Penh Wildlife Rescue Center where you can get up close and personal with rescued animals. Get the details! 

Ta Prohm and Phnom Chisor – Travel with a knowledgeable guide to visit Ta Prohm – a temple that pre-dates Angkor Wat – then dine lakeside before arriving at the final destination, Phnom Chisor. Read more!


Day 7: Phnom Penh Neighborhood Discovery

On the last day of your Cambodia one-week itinerary, discover a less-visited neighborhood in the city and join a guide for a local activity.

Phnom Penh Neighborhood Tour

Phnom Penh is a bustling, evolving city that often seems to cater just to tourists and expats. However, there are pockets of the city where life-long Cambodian residents live and work…you just have to seek them out.

The Olympic Neighborhood is a fascinating place to observe local life, a place where tourists seldom go. Visit the Olympic Stadium (that was never used in any Olympic events), the Orussey Market and Wat Moha Montrei.

Another insightful area of the city is the Old Lakeside district on Street 93. When the city-center lake was filled in (by developers who have yet to do anything with the land), it rendered the Lakeside establishments (offering drinks and rooms-with-a-view) useless. The neighborhood is still home to several families and intriguing street art murals now grace the dilapidated structures.

Local Phnom Penh Learning

End your Phnom Penh vacation by gaining just a bit more local insight. Join a cooking class, go on a biking tour of the countryside or attend a Cambodian Living Arts Dance Show.

Cooking Class – Join a chef on a trip to the market then head into the kitchen, where guests will learn how to cook Khmer specialties. Reserve your spot!

Countryside Biking Tour – Pedal your way around the islands on the Mekong River. Watch farmers in their fields, see beautiful temples and eat a local meal. Read the reviews!

Living Arts Dance Workshop – Learn traditional Cambodian dances at the National Museum of Cambodia…a perfect way to end your stay in PP! Buy Your Ticket! 

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Alternate Cambodia Itineraries

We think our 1-Week Siem Reap-Phnom Penh Itinerary offers the best of Cambodia. But what if you are planning a trip to Cambodia and have more – or less – days to spend in the country? We have Cambodia trip planner ideas that might better work for you!  


Cambodia Itinerary 2 Days

With only 2 days in Cambodia, you will need to pick just one destination. We think the absolute best places to see in Cambodia are at Angkor Wat, so we recommend basing yourself in Siem Reap. For an ideal Cambodia 2-Days Itinerary we would follow Day 1 of our outlined itinerary and combine Days 2 and 3 to ensure we saw as much of the Angkor Wat complex as possible.


Cambodia Itinerary 3 Days

Having just 3 days is still quite limiting – and would ideally be spent in one location. We recommend, again, visiting the Angkor Wat temples. Create a Siem Reap Itinerary for 3 Days from the above outlined itinerary (using Days 1, 2 and 3).


Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days

With 4 days in Cambodia, you could opt to see two Cambodia destinations, both Siem Reap and Phnom Penh…but it’s going to be rushed! Use our tips for 2 days in Siem Reap (following Day 1 and combining Days 2 and 3 in our outlined itinerary). Then, take an early-morning flight (or the overnight bus) to PP. Follow our tips of what to see on Days 4 and 5 of our above outlined itinerary.


Cambodia Itinerary 5 Days

Wondering what to see in Cambodia in 5 days? No worries! With 5 days in Cambodia, you can cover a lot of ground…without feeling so rushed. To plan an efficient Cambodia 5-day tour, use the above 4-Days Itinerary in Cambodia – and choose one city to stay an extra day. With the extra time, you can plan to go on a day tour in Cambodia.


Cambodia Itinerary 6 Days

With 6 days in Cambodia, use our detailed outline of what to see in Cambodia for a week, but eliminate one day. Or, combine Days 6 and 7, by only taking one of the half-day Cambodia day tours and leaving time for more city exploration.


Alternate Cambodia Itinerary 7 Days

We outlined how we would spend one week in Cambodia, but there are plenty of other ways to spend 7 days in Cambodia. An alternative 1-Week Cambodia suggested itinerary could include 3 Cambodia destinations: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. For this Cambodia route, we would recommend following our Cambodia Itinerary 5 Days, then heading to Sihanouk for the last 2 days. Note: With 8 days in Cambodia, this suggested itinerary is a lot more relaxed and will allow time for visiting islands, like Koh Rong.


Cambodia Itinerary 10 Days

With 10 days in Cambodia, we would recommend following our detailed 1-Week Itinerary, then adding a third destination – like Sihanoukville. The extra three days would be plenty of time to visit one of the popular islands – like Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem – or just kicking back and relaxing on the Sihanoukville beaches.


Cambodia Itinerary 2 Weeks

With 2 weeks in Cambodia you can really expand your itinerary. For the first week, follow our 1-Week suggested itinerary for Cambodia. During the second week, add at least 2 (or maybe 3!) more of the popular places to go in Cambodia, be it Sihanoukville, Battambang, Kampot, Kep or Kratie.


Cambodia Itinerary 3 Weeks

With 3 weeks in Cambodia, you can really take your time to get to the know the country and explore. However, we recommend slowing down a bit and making sure to plan days when you can simply relax by the pool or get a massage without any other plans. A 3-Week Itinerary for Cambodia can include the best places to visit (as mentioned above) but can be seen at a slower pace. Or with this much time, consider adding Vietnam or Laos to your SE Asia Itinerary!


Cambodia Tour Package

Is planning a trip to Cambodia becoming too daunting of a task? Consider using a Cambodia trip package, where the company and Cambodia tour guides sort all the details for you! There are numerous Cambodia private tours and group tours to choose from. Other popular ways to see the country highlights on tours is via Cambodia Motorbike Tours, Bike Tours or a Cambodia River Cruise.

Intrepid Travel Cambodia Group Tours

Intrepid Travel is a highly-rated tour company that offers a variety of Cambodia tours at reasonable prices. Their 9-day “Traveller” Cambodia tour package price is just around $850 USD – Learn more here!

Check prices and availability of all Intrepid Travel guided tours of Cambodia!


Cambodia Travel Tips

Now that you know what to visit in Cambodia, we have a few more tips for your Cambodia trip!

The Best Time to Visit Cambodia

Cambodia is almost always hot, but there are two distinct seasons: Rainy and Dry. The Rainy monsoon season extends from June to October. The Dry season is from November to May – but November to February is much cooler (as in, not so incredibly hot) than from March to May, when temps can reach the mid-90s.

We have visited Siem Reap in October (when we did see daily afternoon storms…but loved how they cooled the evening!). Our trip to Phnom Penh was in June (when it felt hotter than hot!). The rain and heat did not deter us from any of our planned activities, so it didn’t bother us. However, travelers keen on finding the ideal time to visit might want to plan their trip for December.

Cambodia Holidays

Cambodians celebrate numerous holidays throughout the year. Some holidays are celebrated with fanfare and fireworks, while others are solemn occasions marked with tributes and memorials. For a list of holidays that will occur during your visit, check here


Cambodia Trip Cost

Relatively speaking, Cambodia prices are affordable. As budget-conscious travelers, we kept our Cambodia travel cost low by staying in inexpensive hotels, eating local food and limiting the number of tours we took. That said, we do not recommend skimping on Angkor Wat; even budget travelers should pay for the 3-day pass and a private guide (or small group tour).


Getting To Cambodia

Cambodia can be reached by plane, bus or car. Both times we traveled to the country, we did so via airplane. Both airports are now serviced by numerous carriers. Start your search for the best prices on flights to Cambodia on SkyScanner.

Cambodia Visa On Arrival

It was fairly easy to obtain our visas on arrival at the airport; we just needed to fill out a few forms, hand over our passport, photo and the fee ($30 USD) and waited about 10 minutes for them to be processed. 


Where To Stay In Cambodia

Accommodations vary from dodgy hostels to classy Cambodia resorts…and everything in between! We normally stay in Airbnb Apartments, but in Cambodia, we opted to stay in hotels – and absolutely loved both of the places we stayed!


Siem Reap Hotel: Mohai Boutique Hotel (formerly Villa Siem Reap)

Now under new management (so we can’t speak about the current staff), the hotel features large, spacious rooms with private on-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds and air conditioning. The hotel is located just a 10-minute walk into the heart of the city and there are numerous eateries in the area. The highlight, however, was the pool, which felt heavenly after long days of sightseeing. During our stay, they offered a made-to-order breakfast and a tuk-tuk driver, who transported us to-and-from the airport and our trips to Angkor Wat. Check room rates and availability now!


Phnom Penh Hotel: SIM Boutique Hotel

The new SIM Hotel was absolutely perfect for our stay! The stylish hotel fit well into a budget and was located in a less-touristy neighborhood, allowing us to see part of the city we may have otherwise skipped past. At the daily, included breakfast we were treated to traditional dishes (like kuyteav), eggs-any-style, plenty of meat options…and even pizza! The best feature of the hotel, however, is the rooftop pool and bar, which were both amazing. Check room rates and availability now!


What To Pack For Your Trip To Cambodia

Make sure follow our packing hacks and have these items in your backpack or suitcase!


Walking Shoes

Make sure to have the right shoes for your trip! I prefer wearing flip flops, but there are numerous uneven steps at Angkor Wat and broken sidewalks in Phnom Penh. Pack a pair of lightweight and comfortable walking shoes – like these from Columbia (for women) and these Merrell shoes (for men).


Loose Fitting Clothing

It is hot in Cambodia – but tank tops and short shorts are not the way to go. Most Cambodians dress conservatively – and proper attire is required to enter temples (knees and shoulders must be covered!). For women, I recommend wearing loose shirts, capris or temple pants.


Insect Repellent, Sunscreen and Travel Hat

Unfortunately, mosquitos are quite prevalent in Cambodia…and bug spray can cost a small fortune in SEA (I paid more than $10 USD for a small bottle in Vietnam when I was desperate!). Make sure to pack good insect repellent for your trip. And, don’t forget the sunscreen and a travel hat to protect yourself from the sun’s rays!


Day Pack for Cambodia

We highly recommend carrying a cross-body day pack for Cambodia, which is much safer than a shoulder purse or backpack. I use a Timbuk2 Messenger Bag, which works perfectly for travel, because it has inside zippered pockets, a thick strap and is water-resistant. Additionally, Kris wore a money belt, which was concealed beneath his clothes, to store his phone, credit cards and cash.


Travel Camera for Cambodia Photography

We usually travel with a DSLR Camera, but a nice travel camera can cause unwanted attention in Cambodia (especially Phnom Penh). When city sightseeing, we recommend using a small camera – like this Canon Elph – that can easily fit in a zippered pocket or stored in a bag. Beware of using your phone to take photos…as it is easy to snatch (especially when you are paying attention to your photograph, rather than surroundings).


Cambodia Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is essential – but even more so in Cambodia! Don’t risk traveling without it! Travel protected with insurance that will cover trip delays, cancellations, medical emergencies and theft. Check rates and coverage at a trusted provider, like World Nomads.


We Want To Know: Is there anything you would add to our Cambodia itinerary? What tips and advice can you share? Tell us in the comments! 


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2 thoughts on “Cambodia Itinerary: 1 Week In Siem Reap And Phnom Penh

  1. Great tips and suggestions guys! I wish we had this guide when we visited Cambodia back in 2014. “Winging it” was Frank’s idea of planning our week stay ;). You included some tips about how to stay safe. Did you guys have any negative experiences? We only spent one week in Siem Reap and never really felt unsafe. The only negative for us were some very aggressive hawkers (often children) that shoved some of their merchandise in our faces demanding us to buy something.

    • Thanks Spanky! Ha-ha, “winging it”! We didn’t have any negative experiences, but in PP we were constantly reminded about protecting our belongings when walking around and to avoid riding in open tuk-tuks.

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