2 to 3 Week Cambodia Itinerary: Best Places to Go and See Now

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Interested in a 2 week Cambodia itinerary? This diverse country will take you from the stunning Angkor Wat ruins to some of the best beaches in the world, and everything in between. You need at least a 2 weeks to truly take in Cambodia, but we would highly recommend closer to a whole month! That way you can slow down your travel, enjoy the food, and experience all Cambodia has to offer. Our two to three week Cambodia travel guide will take you from the the north to the south and cover transportation, hotels, and recommendations along the way.

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2 Week Cambodia Itinerary 

Siem Reap 3 Nights

If possible you should make your first introduction to Cambodia in Siem Reap. This lively town is not just the gateway to the Angkor temples, but a fantastic place to visit in itself.

The street food will blow you away, prices are cheap, and there are nice inexpensive accommodations. It’s a great town to ease yourself into Cambodia travel while doing some temple hopping at the same time!

  • Visit the World Famous Angkor Temples
  • Watch the Sunrise over Angkor Wat
  • Take a Day to do Both the Small and Large Angkor Circuits
  • Drink Cheap Beers on Pub Street
  • Eat on the River at the Food Carts
  • Shop at the Central Market
  • Day Trip to the Floating Villages
  • Take in a Night at the Cambodian Circus

Next Stop: Battambang Cambodia
How To Get There: Get a bus that takes around 4 Hours , or an 8 hour boat ride. 

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Battambang 2 Nights

Battambang is the only place we haven’t made it to on this Cambodia travel guide yet, but we’ve heard from so many people that it’s a must visit! The second largest city in Cambodia is often overlooked by travelers.

However, there’s much to do here including temples, adventures in nature, or a ride on the Bamboo Train. This is definitely at the top of our list when we return to Cambodia soon!

Next Stop: Phnom Penh Cambodia
How To Get There: 5-6 hour bus ride

Phnom Penh 2 Nights

The city of Phnom Penh can be shocking and overwhelming, but there is a lot to be discovered if you give it a chance. After easing into the country in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh will have a much rougher feel to it.

There will be small children begging on the streets, and it will feel much less developed than other parts of the country. However, it would be a mistake to leave this fascinating capital city off your Cambodia itinerary. 

  • Tour the Royal Palace
  • Jump on a River Cruise
  • Get Lost in the Russian Market
  • Visit the Phnom Penh Killing Fields

Next Stop: Cambodian Islands
How To Get There: 4 Hour Bus Ride ($5-10), Private Transfer ($60), or Flight to Sihanoukville ($30-$70). From the Sihanoukville Ferry Port the fast boat will cost about $10 to the islands.

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Koh Rong 2 Nights 

Koh Rong has grown a reputation over the years as being the party island of Cambodia. While it is more backpacker friendly than its sister island of Koh Rong Sanloem, there is still something here for every traveler on a Cambodia 2 week itinerary.

  • Eat A Fresh Fish Dinner on the Water
  • Hike to Long Beach
  • Take an All Day Snorkel Trip with Bioluminescents
  • Spend the Day Soaking in the Sun on 4K Beach
  • Sleep in a Tent on the Beach
  • Rent a Motorbike (Roads are being built as we speak!)

Next Stop: M’Pai Bay Koh Rong Sanloem
How To Get There: Inter-island Ferry From Koh Rong Harbor ($5)

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M’Pai Bay 2 Nights 

This next stop was actually one of our favorite places on our itinerary in Cambodia! The sleepy fishing village of M’Pai Bay has just started to hit the travelers route, and it’s easy to see why. It’s got quite the small town feel which makes it the perfect place to relax and take in the island life.

  • Spend the Day on Long Beach
  • Hike to Clearwater Beach
  • Jump on a Boat Trip
  • Drink Beer and Watch the Sunset from Cliff Hostel

Next Stop: Saracen Bay on Koh Rong Sanloem
How To Get There: Inter-island Ferry From M’Pai to Saracen Bay ($5)

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Saracen Bay 2 Nights 

Welcome to paradise! Saracen Bay on the island of Koh Rong Sanloem is hands down one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. Small bungalows line the beach, and there isn’t much to do except disconnect and give in to the island life. If we could only recommend one beach in our Cambodia Travel Guide, Saracen Bay is it!

  • Claim a Hammock and Take a Beach Nap
  • Watch the Sunrise over the Harbor
  • Hike to Lazy Beach
  • Head to Sunset Beach (if you’re brave enough to walk back in the dark)

Next Stop: Sunset Beach on Koh Rong Sanloem
How To Get There: Hike 30 minutes Over the Island

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Sunset Beach 1 Night

Have you ever hiked to your accommodation? Well at Sunset Beach in Koh Rong Sanloem you’ll be climbing 30 minutes through the jungle to this little oasis. We recommend spending the night here so you won’t have to walk back in the dark after sunset.

Just know that there’s no wifi or cell service on Sunset beach, and only three places to stay. They’re all either bungalow or tents, and you’ll need to make sure to book in advance!

  • Hike in the Jungle
  • Walk the Beach
  • Watch the Gorgeous Sunset

*If you only have time for a 2 week Cambodia itinerary then unfortunately your trip has come to an end. From the islands most travelers take the ferry back to Sihanoukville and catch a flight from the Phnom Penh.

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3 Week Cambodia Itinerary

Take the ferry back to the mainland, and from Sihanoukville take a bus or private car to Kampot. Try to plan for one of the first ferries off the islands in the morning. Otherwise, you’ll have to spend a night in Sihanoukville or Otres Beach before continuing on. 

Next Stop: Kampot Cambodia
How To Get There: Shared bus ($6) or Private Taxi ($30-$40). It’s around a 3 hour drive from Sihanoukville to Kampot.

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Kampot 2-3 Nights 

This small river town is known for its famous Kampot Pepper. However, there is so much more see than just the pepper fields! Spend at least a couple nights taking in the more traditional side of Cambodia.

  • Tour a Local Kampot Pepper Field
  • Explore Bokor National Park
  • Sample the Local Street Food
  • Hop on a Sunset River Cruise and see Fireflies

Next Stop: Kep Cambodia
How To Get There: Tuk Tuk ($8-15) or shuttle bus ($3)

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Kep 2 Nights

Your final stop in Cambodia will be the small seaside town of Kep. Smack in the middle of Kampot and the border of Vietnam, Kep is the perfect location to cross the border or head back to Phnom Penh to fly out from. Yet what really draws travelers to this area is the famous Kep Crab Market!

  • Eat at the local Kep Crab Market
  • Hike through Kep National Park
  • Take a Day Trip to Rabbit Island
  • Relax at Kep Beach

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Have any recommendations for other great places to visit in Cambodia? How about any questions on our trip? Let us know about your Cambodia itinerary in the comments below!

Safe Travels,
Brigitte and Jake

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Cambodia Travel Planning 

 Flights: We always find deals using Skyscanner and Kayak. That’s how we got flights from Thailand to Siem Reap Cambodia for under $50 USD!

 Transportation: 12Go is what we use to book ferries, trains, buses, and private transfers while traveling through Southeast Asia. 

 Accommodation: Compare competitive sites for hotels such as Booking.com and Agoda. Also, Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget. 

Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for activities all over Cambodia. You can book everything from an Angkor Wat small group sunrise tour to visiting the Kompong Phluk floating village, and even take a Cambodian pottery class

 Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without being covered. We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.

 Packing Lists: Here’s all the inspiration you need with our Amazon packing lists! Including electronics and camera gear, must-have medical items, and long flight essentials

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2 Comments

  1. June 29, 2022 / 4:37 pm

    I love this post and how much it has to offer! Cambodia is a gorgeous country with so many hidden wonders! I definitely feel like I didn’t have enough time here. I can’t wait to come back and see more of Cambodia! Thanks for the post!

    • Brigitte & Jake
      June 29, 2022 / 4:53 pm

      Anytime! Thanks for reading. We totally agree about Cambodia. So much to see in this beautiful country 🙂

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