43 days in Cambodia & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

43 days in Cambodia & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Split, Croatia
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Svay Leu, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 11 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
Battambang, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h
7
Koh Rong, Cambodia
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4 h 15 min
8
Kampot, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Split, Croatia

4
nights
Svay Leu, Cambodia

Svay Leu ©
Take a break from Svay Leu with a short trip to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary in Anlong Veng, about 1h 40 min away.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Svay Leu day trip site.

Split, Croatia to Svay Leu is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Split to Svay Leu, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Split in October, you will find days in Svay Leu are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Svay Leu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Siem Reap Province, Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Ker Temple
Highlights from your plan
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Phnom Kulen National Park ©
Phnom Kulen National Park
Koh Ker Temple
Koh Ker Temple

11
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Svay Leu to Siem Reap in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

4
nights
Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Battambang is known for nature, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves, take in the exciting artwork at Sangker Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Romcheik 5 Art Space & Cafe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Battambang itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Siem Reap to Battambang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Battambang

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography ©
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves
The Baha’i House of Worship ©
The Baha’i House of Worship

5
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Market.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh online holiday maker.

You can drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cambodia Fire Range ©
Cambodia Fire Range
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
nights
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Ochheuteal Beach and then kick back and relax at Otres Beach. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique, then stroll through Serendipity Beach, and then look for gifts at Tapang's.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sihanoukville travel route planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique ©
Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique
Tapang's ©
Tapang's

9
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koh Rong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong ©
A slice of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Rong stands out as one of Cambodia's premier beachside escapes.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Coconut Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kohrong Blob Jump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jungle zoo, then make a trip to Koh Rong, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sok San Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koh Rong online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Rong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kampot.

Things to do in Koh Rong

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sok San Beach ©
Sok San Beach
Koh Rong ©
Koh Rong

3
nights
Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Black Cat Kep, then experience rural life at Sothy's Pepper Farm, and then experience rural life at La Plantation. On your second day here, stop by The Kampot Pepper Shop, then kick back and relax at Kep Beach, then head off the coast to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), and finally relax in the rural setting at Farm Link.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kampot road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Koh Rong to Kampot in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kep
Highlights from your plan
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) ©
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
La Plantation ©
La Plantation

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