23 days in Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

23 days in Cambodia & Bangkok Itinerary

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, examine the collection at National Museum, admire the striking features of Central Market, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to Phnom Penh is an approximately 25-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. In December, Phnom Penh is much hotter than Sacramento - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Phimeanakas.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Bangkok, Thailand

— 13 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Family-friendly places like The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more) and Nakhon Chai Si (Jesada Technik Museum & Woodland Muangmai). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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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.