Cambodia is a country I always find myself returning to. There are many reasons to love this country and I’m going to spill the beans on all its treasures with this ultimate 2 week Cambodia itinerary.

When you travel to Cambodia, it’s a journey into a land of ancient wonders, natural beauty and warm Cambodian hospitality. Cambodia is most famous for the ancient Khmer Rouge ruins – Angkor Wat – but these magnificent ruins are not the only reason to visit this Southeast Asian nation.

Idyllic white sand beaches can be found on the islands in the south and a lively nightlife can be expected when you explore the capital. The Cambodia culture and the people are more than enough reasons to fall in love with this beautiful country.

In this article, I’ll go over all the details of this Cambodia 2 week itinerary, let you know the best ways to spend your time in Cambodia and offer any tips that will aid planning your adventure.

2 Week Cambodia Itinerary

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The best way to travel around Cambodia is on the tourist buses/shuttles that is set up in the country. Minivans are frequent, well connected to the major cities in the country and it’s very affordable.

Bookaway and 12Go are the two main sites I use to book my buses, trains, ferries and shuttles across Southeast Asia. They are convenient and reliable. Although sometimes uncomfortable.

This 2 week Cambodia itinerary will rely on tourist buses and minivans to get you from one destination to the next. Just remember, the journey is just as good as the destination.

Below is a quick outline of what the Cambodia trip itinerary looks like. For more information about a specific location or activity, click on the blue links below.

How to Spend 3 Days in Siem Reap Cambodia

Day 1: 

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

  • Explore downtown Siem Reap & Pub Street
  • Relax by the Pool
  • Phare Circus

Day 5:

Day 6:

  • Ride the Bamboo Railway

Day 7:

Day 8 & 9:

  • Lounge in a hammock, drink a pina colada and enjoy your vacation.
  • Day Trip to Koh Rong Sanloem

 

Day 10:

Day 11:

  • Explore Kep
  • Kep Crab Market

Day 12:

Day 13:

  • Explore the Royal Palace
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum & the Killing Fields

Day 14:

  • Fly home or onto the next adventure
Palm tree on a beach looking into a boat harbor in Koh Rong, Cambodia

Is Cambodia Worth Visiting

Before we get started with all the details on this itinerary for Cambodia, let’s go over a few questions I know we all have burning in the back of our heads. Is Cambodia worth visiting?

Cambodia offers travelers a chance to roam around mystical ruins, lounge in hammocks on secluded white sand beaches and experience a little bit of city life in modern day Cambodia.

After you’ve read through this Cambodia travel itinerary, you’ll know the answer to that question is a yes, Cambodia is definitely worth a visit.

How Many Days in Cambodia

How many days in CambodiaNow, you’re probably wondering how long to travel Cambodia. A well-rounded Cambodia itinerary ranges from 7-14 days.

This timeframe allows you to enjoy the culture, history, and natural beauty of Cambodia without feeling rushed. If you don’t have the gift of time, you can make this a 10 days Cambodia itinerary or even a 1 week Cambodia itinerary, you’ll just have to cut out a stop or two.

This 2 week Cambodia itinerary takes you through the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, to the tropical islands in the south, through sleepy fisherman villages and eventually to the capital to delve into the history and the Royal Palace.

Two Week Itinerary Cambodia | Days 1-4

Arrive in Siem Reap

Begin your Cambodia trip in Siem Reap, Siem Reap is the gateway town to explore Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Whether you traveled here by bus or plane, you will be a little tired from the journey.  

Get settled into your hotel. Every time I visit Siem Reap, I stay at the Saem Siem Reap Hotel. Hands down my favorite hotel I’ve stayed in Cambodia and I’ve traveled here on three separate occasions.  

Beautiful pool, workout room, delicious breakfast, comfortable beds, and located 5 minutes tuk tuk ride from Pub Street and a 15 minute tuk from the Angkor Wat Complex.

Where to Stay in Siem Reap

There are plenty of accommodations in Siem Reap from backpacker hostels to luxury resorts for a a fraction of the cost. Picking a hotel with a pool is always a good choice as it’s always a welcomed respite after a hot day of temple hopping in the sun.

These are the best places to stay in Siem Reap or you can read this article for more details of Where to Stay in Siem Reap.

Relax by the pool and when you’re ready to grab dinner head to Pub Street as it has a lot of restaurants to choose from. If you want something more cost effective but not sacrifice taste, eat at Khmer Taste.

Located on a street perpendicular to Pub Street, it has a large menu with a variety of options like curries, western food, and classic Khmer dishes.

🍜 Travel Tip: Try the Amok, a classic Khmer dish, curry like with coconut milk, vegetables & your choice of beef, chicken, or fish. It also comes with steamed rice and only cost $2.50.  

Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Bayon Temple in Angkor Wat Cambodia

Day 2: Angkor Wat Small Circuit

Angkor Wat is the largest religious complex in the world and exploring the complex and the surrounding temples will be a highlight on your 2 week Cambodia itinerary.

You can buy a 1, 3, or 7 Day Pass to explore the ruins. For this Cambodia 2 week itinerary, I recommend you purchase the 3 day pass which costs $62. This will give you plenty of time to explore the temples at your own pace and avoid the crowds.

Today you’re going to explore the most iconic temples on the Angkor Wat Small Circuit. On this circuit you can drive through the striking Angkor Thor Gates, witness the hundreds of Buddha faces at Bayon Temple, play Tomb Raider at Ta Prohm Temple.

If you only have 1 day to visit Angkor Wat, you’ll hit all the above mentioned and then some. It will be a long, day of exploring but you’ll feel satisfied that you saw as much you could in such a short time.

Arrange a private tuk tuk driver for the day so they can drive you around to all the temples. Exploring Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples is by far the top thing to do in Siem Reap.

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Sunrise over Angkor Wat Cambodia

Day 3: Angkor Wat Sunrise & Grand Circuit

Today starts with an early wake up call for an Angkor Wat Sunrise. Yes, it’s touristy, but it’s iconic and a must do on this Cambodia itinerary. The iconic silhouette of Angkor Wat against the sunrise creates a breathtaking spectacle.

The grand circuit takes you to more temples such as Neak Pean and its healing pools and Preah Khan Temple and Tak Keo. This is the tallest temple standing over 70 feet tall and you can climb it.
Prae Roup is a good temple for sunset, Near Pean is a small temple surrounded by a lake and Ta Som has a tree overgrown on the easy entrance.
 
Bayan Temple in Siem Reap Cambodia

Day 4: Siem Reap & Pub Street

This is your last full day in Siem Reap before moving on to the next destination on this 2 week Cambodia itinerary. Make sure that you reserve your transportation for tomorrow.

Today, you can explore Siem Reap and its vibrant markets, get to know Pub Street, and do some relaxing at your hotel. Cambodia is a very affordable country to travel, which means you can spend some money on yourself getting pampered and it doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s one of the many reasons I love Cambodia.

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Siem Reap Itinerary

Cambodia Itinerary | Days 5 – 7

Battambang

Today you will journey to Cambodia’s second largest city Battambang. The bus from Siem Reap to Battambang takes about 4 hours and runs frequently.

Explore the city and check out the temples Piphithearam and Dhum Rey Sor which are located inside the city. There are the best places to stay in Battambang.

Where to Stay in Battambang

Bamboo Railway

I first saw the bamboo train on an episode of “The Amazing Race” and ever since then, I wanted to experience it for myself. The Bamboo Railway is a bamboo platform set on top of metal train wheels and is powered by a motorbike.

A ride on the bamboo railways costs less than $5 and takes a half hour. You’ll need to take a tuk tuk to get here. Stick with your driver and have your tuk take you to the Sampeu Temple.

It’s a beautiful sight but comes with a dark history. During the rein of the Khmer Rouge, it was used as a prison and thousands of people were killed here.

If you are missing Siem Reap already, venture to Wat Banan for a mini version of Angkor Wat. You’ll also need to arrange your transportation to the Cambodian Islands tomorrow.

Book a Bus & Ferry to Koh Rong→

Cambodia Travel Itinerary | Days 7 – 10

Koh Rong

It wouldn’t be a proper holiday if you didn’t get a tan would it? The next three days on this 2 week Cambodia itinerary will be spent in the islands of Cambodia. Buses run frequently to Sihanoukville and then you will then have to take a ferry to the islands.

There are two options to get to Koh Rong, the slow boat or the fast boat. The slow boat takes about two and a half hours and costs $5 and the fast boat runs 3 times a day 9 am, 1130 am, and 130 and cost $25 round trip and takes 45 minutes.

The two main islands are Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem. Koh Rong is more developed of the two islands. I recommend staying on Koh Rong and day tripping to Koh Rong Sanloem.

Where to Stay in Koh Rong

  • The Secret Garden Koh Rong is a stunning resort on a beautiful white sand beach.
  • Golden Beach Resort is a top pick of where to stay in Koh Rong for pampering on the beach, no need to leave the hotel.
  • Anaya Koh Rong is a stunning resort in Koh Rong that features an outdoor pool and top notch service.

Best Beaches in Koh Rong

The beaches of Koh Rong are lined with hammocks and one of the best things to do in the islands is lounge in a hammock all day. Pick a hammock and stay there.

I’ve never spent a whole day in a hammock until I spent time in the Cambodian Islands and I live on Maui! These were the best beaches to explore on Koh Rong.

  • 4k
  • Long Beach
  • Palm Beach
  • Lonely Beach
View of the beach inside a cafe on Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong Sanloem

A day trip to Koh Rong Sanloem from Koh Rong cost $5. On Koh Rong Sanloem you can expect to find similar things like hammocks in the ocean where you can laze all day and enjoy the warm tropical waters.

Both islands are beautiful and undeveloped. Koh Rong is the bigger of the two and Koh Rong doesn’t have motorized vehicles.

Book Transportation to Kampot →

Pepper in Kampot Cambodia

2 Week Cambodia Itinerary | Day 10 & 11

Kampot

You’ve gotten your tan, now let’s head to the sleepy coastal town of Kampot, where you will experience some Cambodian culture. Take the ferry back to Sihanoukville. From there, its a two hour bus ride to Kampot.

Kampot is a charmap, riverside town filled with French influenced architecture. The best way tot explore the town is by renting a moped. It’s a small town so zipping around is user friendly and enjoyable.

Renowned for its world-class pepper, a trip to Kampot is incomplete without exploring the nearby Kampt pepper plantations.

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Where to Stay in Kampot

These are the best places to stay in Kampot or you can read this article for more details of where to stay in Kampot.

Kep Cambodia
The crab market in Kep Cambodia
Exploring the Kep crab market in Kep Cambodia

Kep Crab Market

Kep is a 45 minute moped ride from Kampot, but prepare for a dusty and bumpy ride. Kep is a small seaside fishing village and the main attraction the Fresh Crab Market.

Wandering through Kep’s Crab Market is a great way to spend the morning. You can have lunch at one of the wooden shack restaurants that line the beach or if you’re on a tighter budget you can pick your seafood, they will make it to your liking and you can enjoy it right there in the crab market.

Next, check out Kep beach and journey down the coast and take in the beauty. We found this cool pier as we were zipping around. If you’re feeling up for it, jump on the ferry and journey to Rabbit Island.

Book Transportation to Phnom Penh →

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh Cambodia

2 Weeks in Cambodia | Day 12 – 14

Phnom Penh

Your final stop on the ultimate 2 week Cambodia itinerary is the capital city of Phnom Penh. It’s about a 4-5 hour bus ride from Kampot. Buses are frequent and direct.

Most travelers pass through Phnom Penh on their way in or out of the country. Top sights not to miss in Phnom Penh include the Royal Palace, with its intricate architectures, and the nearby Silver Pagoda.

The solemn yet essential Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields provide a small glimpse into the country’s recent past. Wander through the Central and Russian Markets to immerse yourself in the local life and flavors.

Where to stay in Phnom Penh Cambodia

Where to Stay in Phnom Penh

If you would like more details check out 12 Best Hotels in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh doesn’t always get the best rep, but I happen to disagree. I had a blast in Phnom Penh. I also was meeting up with a friend that happened to be passing through Phnom Penh.

The three of us sipped crafted cocktails at Le Boutier which was a friend of a friends bar. We had a blast enjoying hand crafted cocktails in a swanky Cambodian bar.

Later we hit the town with our new local friends. It was a great unexpected night that you just can’t plan for.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Cambodia

Cambodia basically has 2 seasons. December and January are the best months to visit Cambodia.

May to October is rainy monsoon season. There will be heavy rains and the humidity will be off the charts. Expect it to heavy down pour for a couple hours each afternoon.

November to April are the dry months in Cambodia. The average temperature will be in the 80’s.

A day trip from Siem Reap to Beng MElea Temple

How to Get to Cambodia

Most people arrive in Cambodia in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. This itinerary in Cambodia starts in Siem Reap and ends in Phnom Penh. If you arrive in Cambodia at the capital first, just reverse the route.

There are several budget airlines that fly into Cambodia so getting here is not only friendly on your wallet but also convenient. I use Skyscanner to book most my flights. It’s super easy to find the best deals for the fraction of the price.

Traveling to Cambodia via overnight bus is a great option for budget travelers. The overnight buses are better in Cambodia than most countries in Southeast Asia.  

Before you Travel to Cambodia

  • 🛂 Visa: A Visa is required by most countries to enter Cambodia. You can get an E-Visa here before you go or get one on arrival. Make sure you have at least 6 months validity on your passport and a blank page for the Visa.
  • 💸 Currency:  The Cambodian Riel is the official currency of Cambodia but US dollar will be your main source of money.   4,000 Riel = roughly 1 USD.
  • 🙊 Language: Khmer is the official language of Cambodia but English is widely spoken especially in Siem Reap.
  • 🪂 Purchase Travel Insurance – It’s very affordable when you consider the alternative.
  • 📖 Read: The Ultimate Guide to Cambodia

2 Week Itinerary Cambodia Travel Tips

  • To visit temples you must have your knees and shoulders covered. 
  • Cambodian overnight sleeper buses are better than most in South East Asia
  • Sunscreen – This is my go to reef safe sunscreen I use daily.
  • Book your accommodations in advance if you are traveling here during high season.
  • Get an eSIM for your phone to stay connected with a local high-speed data network while you travel.
  • Tap water is not safe to drink in Cambodia (or most Southeast Asian countries for that matter).
  • Pack light, with breathable layers.
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Onward Travel from Cambodia

If you only have 2 weeks in Cambodia, your time has come to an end. If this is just the start or somewhere in between, here are some suggestions on where to head to after Cambodia.

Final Thoughts on 2 Week Cambodia Itinerary

Cambodia invites exploration of its history, from the tragic chapters of the Khmer Rouge era to the resurgent spirit of its resilient people.  The warmth of Cambodian hospitality and genuine smiles make visitors feel welcomed.

The county’s diverse landscapes offer a variety of experiences. Whether you seek ancient wonders, Cambodian culture, or natural beauty, Cambodia’s unique charm promises an unforgettable journey.

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