15 days in Cambodia & Japan Itinerary

15 days in Cambodia & Japan Itinerary

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 1 night
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Get some cultural insight at Ta Prohm and Terrace of the Elephants. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Siem Reap is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Siem Reap is 12 hours. Traveling from Montreal in October, things will get much warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Ishigaki, Japan

— 1 night
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, then kick back and relax at Akashi Beach, then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, and finally get outside with Sukuji Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ishigaki planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Ishigaki takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Phnom Penh to Ishigaki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phnom Penh in October, expect nights in Ishigaki to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Miyakojima, Japan

— 3 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach and get outside with Sunayama Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima route planner.

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ginkakuji Temple. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, admire the landmark architecture of Kyutei Omuro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in October, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Tokyo, Japan

— 1 night
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route builder app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites

Cambodia travel guide

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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.

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.