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Cambodia Travel Itineraries – From 3 Days to 1 Month

Author Carina Klein
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We have created a no fluff Cambodia travel itinerary for every time budget ranging from 3 days to 4 weeks.

In 2023, we visited Cambodia for two weeks. For our Cambodia travel blog, we have compiled no fluff Cambodia backpacking routes and itineraries for every time limit possible:


Cambodia 3 days itinerary

Cambodia 5 days itinerary

Cambodia 7 days itinerary

Cambodia 10 days itinerary

Cambodia 2 weeks itinerary

Cambodia 3 weeks itinerary

Cambodia 4 weeks itinerary

Siem Reap








Phnom Penh
























Kratie/Kompong Cham/Banlung



Koh Ker/Chi Phat


3 Day Cambodia Itinerary

Even if you only have 3 days in Cambodia, you can spend:

  • 1 day in Siem Reap
  • 1 day in Phnom Penh

It’s the bare minimum of time you need to see the highlights of Cambodia.

You have to allow for around 6 hours of travel time between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

Siem Reap Itinerary

Most travellers come to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat. You can either buy a 1 day pass or a 3 day pass.

The two main ways to see Angkor Wat are the “Small Circuit” and the “Large Circuit”. Travellers tend to choose the small circuit when they only have one day to see Angkor Wat. They do the large circuit on day two when they bought a 3-day pass to the temples.

If you are short on time or money, you can do it like us: You can rent a private driver and combine the small and the big circuit in one day. It takes from sunrise to sunset, costs 20$ per tuk-tuk, and is pretty strenuous but very worthwhile.

Phnom Penh Itinerary

You can visit the major highlights of Phnom Penh in just one day:

  • Prison 21
  • Killing Fields

If you have more time, we recommend you also check out

  • the Royal Palace
  • markets like Central Market, Russian Market or Night Market
  • temples like Wat Phnom
  • the riverside walk
Picture of Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

5 Day Cambodia Itinerary

If you have 5 days in Cambodia, you can spend

  • 1 day in Siem Reap
  • 1 day in Phnom Penh
  • 3 days on an island

If you use your night bus journeys right, you can see the highlights of Cambodia in 5 days and relax on an island of your liking.

Cambodian Islands

You can reach the best Cambodian islands by boat from Sihanoukville:

  • Koh Rong is the largest and most famous island in Cambodia
  • Koh Rong Samloem is a backpacker paradise
  • Koh Ta Kiev gives you Robinson Crusoe Feelings
Picture of Koh Ta Kiev, Cambodia
Koh Ta Kiev, Cambodia

7 Day Cambodia Itinerary

For your 1 week in Cambodia itinerary, we suggest taking the 5 day itinerary but doing it less rushed. Maybe spend an extra day in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, or on the islands. If you feel particularly restless, you can also add in a second Cambodian island.

10 Day Cambodia Itinerary

If you have 10 days in Cambodia, you can add Kampot and Kep to your itinerary.

Kampot Itinerary

If you have one day in Kampot, you should visit:

  • Bokor National Park
  • A pepper farm

If you have more time in Kampot, you can also

The highlights of Kep are:

  • The crab market
  • Koh Tonsay or Rabbit Island
  • Kep National Park
  • The beach
Picture of Pepper farm, Kampot
Pepper farm, Kampot

2 Week Cambodia Itinerary

If you have 2 weeks in Cambodia, you can add Battambang to your itinerary.

Battambang Itinerary

Battambang is most famous for its Bamboo Train but it’s also a nice small town with a relaxed vibe.

3 Week Cambodia Itinerary

Disclaimer: We have only spent two weeks in Cambodia so the two following itineraries are based on recommendations and not on personal experience:

For a Cambodia 3 weeks itinerary, we would add Kratie. It’s the only place left in the world where you can still see Irrawaddy dolphins.

Kratie can be combined with:

  • Kompong Cham (a colonial city on the banks of the Mekong River)
  • Banlung (crater lake and waterfalls)

1 Month Cambodia Itinerary

If you want to take advantage of your complete 30 day Cambodia visa, there are two more places we have heard about:

  • Chi Phat (ecotourism, but check the reviews)
  • Koh Ker (untouristy ruins)

Of course, you can always just spend longer in one place or visit various islands if you want to spend a whole month in Cambodia.

Picture of Mekong River
Mekong River

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