20 days in Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Cambodia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  25​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Takeo, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kep, Cambodia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Ottawa, Canada


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2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planning site .

Ottawa, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Ottawa to Bangkok. When traveling from Ottawa in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 27th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai, identify plant and animal life at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, then meet the residents at Chiang Mai Zoo, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Before you visit Chiang Mai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mae Rim
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chiang Mai Zoo ©
Chiang Mai Zoo
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Central Market.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Takeo.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Central Market ©
Central Market

1
night
Takeo, Cambodia

Takeo
Before you visit Takeo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Takeo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Takeo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will leave for Kep on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Takeo

Historic Sites Museums
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few
hours
Kep, Cambodia

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): experience rural life at Sothy's Pepper Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kep Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kep itinerary planner .

You can drive from Takeo to Kep in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Kep

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Sothy's Pepper Farm ©
Sothy's Pepper Farm

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Otres Beach and Serendipity Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ochheuteal Beach, look for gifts at Tapang's, tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sihanoukville road trip planner .

Drive from Kep to Sihanoukville in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach
Independence Beach ©
Independence Beach

few
hours
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh travel route builder site .

You can drive from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, identify plant and animal life at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip maker .

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phnom Penh: Skun Spider Sanctuary (in Skun) and Udong Mountain (in Udong). See some other sides of Phnom Penh: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, look for gifts at D.Hindley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh tour planning tool .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Udong Mountain, Skun Spider Sanctuary
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Central Market ©
Central Market
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): meet the residents at Safari World.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Safari World ©
Safari World

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