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2 Week Cambodia Itinerary
Before you Go
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. I always get one on arrival, it cost $20 and there are ATM’s that dispense USD at the borders. Just make sure you have at least 6 months validity on your passport and a blank page for the Visa.
Purchase World Nomad’s Travel Insurance. I always have it when I travel. You can never be too prepared.
CURRENCY: The Cambodian Riel is the currency of Cambodia but USD is widely accepted. 4,000 Riel is about 1 USD. Most things will be priced in USD and that is the main source of currency that you’ll be using. The Riel’s are used as change, if you pay for something that is $2.50 with $3.00 you will get 2,000 Riel back in change.
LANGUAGE: Khmer is the official language of Cambodia but English is widely spoken especially Siem Reap.
RELIGION: Theravada Buddhism is the official religion in Cambodia.
How to Get There
Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap
Other Hotel options in siem reap
Green Village Guesthouse
Bou Savy Villa
Chhay Long Angkor Boutique Hotel Siem Reap
The Night Hotel
Golden Temple Retreat
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Try the Amok, which is a classic Khmer dish, curry like with coconut milk, vegetables and your choice of beef, chicken, or fish. It also came with steamed rice and only cost $2.50. 😋
Day 2, 3, 4 Explore Angkor Wat
Day 5: Spa Day in Siem Reap
I love Siem Reap for many reason but one of the top reasons is for the budget luxury. You can treat yourself by getting a massage, pedicures, facials, you name it and it doesn’t break the bank. Get your inner diva on because tomorrow you’ll be on traveling to Battambang.
Day 6: Head to Battambang
Today you will journey to Cambodia’s second largest city Battambang. Chances are you’ll be able to book bus tickets through your hotel so make sure you do this ahead of time. The bus from Siem Reap to Battambang takes about 4 hours and runs frequently.
Where to Stay in Battambang
Seng Hout Hotel
The Sanctuary Villa Battambang
Day 8: Journey to the Cambodian Islands
It wouldn’t be a vacation if you didn’t get a tan would it? Head to southwest to spend a few days in the Cambodian Islands. Buses run frequently to Sihanoukville where you will then have to take a ferry to the islands.
Where to Stay in Koh Rong
Coconut Beach Bungalows
Paradise Bungalows Koh Rong
Sok San Beach Resort
Royal Sands Koh Rong
Pick a hammock and stay there! I’ve never spent a whole day in a hammock until I spent time in the Cambodian Islands! These were the best beaches to explore.
- Long Beach
- Palm Beach
- Lonely Beach
Day 10: Explore Koh Rong Samloem
Explore Koh Rong Samloem. Only a $5 ferry ride from Koh Rong is where you’ll find this less populated slice of paradise. Find a hammocks in the ocean where you can laze all day and enjoy the warm tropical waters.
Day 11: Travel to Kampot
Kampot itself is a cute, charming, riverside town with French influence architecture. The best way to explore the town is by renting a moped. It’s small in size so zipping around is user friendly and enjoyable.
Have drinks on one of the many riverside boats to watch sunset. We had drinks at the Rusty Keyhole, I had a nice big, glass of wine complete in a Bordeaux glass for only $3 USD.
Where to Stay in Kampot
Mad Monkey Hostel
Mea Culpa Kampot
Pippali Boutique Hotel
Le Bokor Palace
Day 12: Explore Kep
If you’re venturing to Kep on a moped make sure you bring a scarf to cover your face or wear a helmet with a face mask because it is very dusty and it will get in your eyes, ears, and mouth. This was a very intense moped ride when we had nothing to protect our face and dirt got everywhere inside our eyes, ears, and mouths!
Day 13: Travel to Phnom Pehn
Travel to Phnom Phen, the final stop on your Cambodia itinerary. It is about a 4-5 hour bus ride from Kampot. Buses are frequent and direct.
Phnom Pehn doesn’t have the best reputation but I happen to disagree. We had a blast here! We were able to meet up with our friend Charity who happened to be passing through Phnom Pehn on the way to the Cambodian Islands. The 3 of us sipped crafted cocktails at Le Boutier which was a friend of a friends bar. We had a blast sipping hand crafted cocktails in a swanky Cambodian bar. Later hit the town with our new local friends. It was a great unexpected night that you just can’t plan for 😊. A must do on anyones Cambodia itinerary.
Where to Stay in Phnom Pehn
Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh
Eighty8 Backpackers Hostel
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
I’m sure you’ve heard of the killing fields that are located just outside of Phnom Pehn. It is here that 8985 bodies were dug out from several mass graves. Victims from the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot. It’s a somber experience but important to remeber.
Alas, your trip has come to an end. I’ve traveled to Cambodia on 3 separate occasions and fall in love with it more and more time after time. I hope this Cambodia itinerary has helped you plan the perfect vacation of budget luxury! As always thanks for reading!
survival tips on your Cambodia Itinerary
To visit the Temples you must have your knees and shoulders covered. Bring an appropriate dress or buy a sarong to where over your shorts.
ATMS are widely available throughout Siem Reap.
Cambodian overnight sleeper buses are better than most in South East Asia.
SIM CARD: Get a Sim Card for no more than $10 depending on how many days you’re there. Its cheap and you’ll always have the internet.
BASIC ITEMS such as sunscreen and bug spray can be purchased for cheap once you are there.