How to Spend 14 Days in Cambodia? Suggested Itineraries & Travel Tips

Embark on unforgettable 14 days in Cambodia, where each day of your 2-week stay will reveal a new chapter of this magnificent country, steeped in traditions, history, and breathtaking landscapes. Whether your heart swings between the grandeur of the temples of Angkor, the liveliness of Phnom Penh, the serenity of the beaches of Sihanoukville or the intact charm of little-known lands, our personalized tours promise to meet all your expectations. Immerse yourself in the Cambodian universe thanks to tailor-made itineraries, which adjust to your passions and your pace, while benefiting from our expert advice for a rich and in-depth exploration of Cambodia, an Asian treasure that just waiting to be discovered.

Best Time for 14 Days in Cambodia

Cambodia weather

Cambodia weather

Choosing the best time to visit Cambodia mainly depends on your personal preferences. The period from November to March corresponds to the high tourist season in Cambodia. This season is favored by many travelers who seek a warm and dry climate, conducive to discovery and outdoor activities. However, it is important to note that during these months, Cambodia experiences a high tourist influx, which leads to an increase in prices, particularly in terms of accommodation and tourist services. Popular sites can be particularly crowded, which can impact the visiting experience.

On the other hand, the period from May to early October marks the low season, coinciding with the rainy season in Cambodia. Although this season is less popular due to wetter weather conditions and the probable presence of monsoons, particularly between August and October, it has certain advantages. The number of tourists decreases considerably, allowing for more peaceful exploration of the sites. In addition, the prices of accommodation and tourist services tend to fall, making travel more affordable. This period can be ideal for those who don’t mind a little rain and want to discover Cambodia in a more authentic and less touristy way.

It is also good to know that, whatever the season, the climate in Cambodia generally remains warm. If your goal is to avoid large crowds while still enjoying cheaper prices for food and lodging, considering a trip during the off-season might be a wise option. This will offer you the opportunity to discover Cambodia in a more relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the cultural and natural wealth of the country.

Suggested Itineraries for 14 Days in Cambodia

Itinerary 1: Cambodia’s Must-See Destinations in 14 Days

Cambodia's Must-See Destinations in 14 Days

Day 1 – Arrival in Siem Reap: Upon arrival in Siem Reap, enjoy the happy hour at FCC Angkor, explore Pub Street and taste the delicious ice cream at Gelato Lab, or discover the art district of Kandal Village.

Day 2 – Explore the Angkor complex: Explore the Angkor complex by a towboat, starting early for the best experience. Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, and Ta Prohm, and end with sunset before returning to Siem Reap.

Day 3 – Immerse yourself in the countryside of Siem Reap – Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake – Cambodian Lighthouse Circus Assistance: Discover the countryside of Siem Reap with the APOPO Visitor Center, visit Banteay Srei, explore the floating village of Kompong Phluck at Tonlé Sap Lake, then attend a performance by the Phare Cambodian Circus for a cultural immersion.

Day 4 – Discover Spean Praptos – Explore the Santuk Silk Farm – Visit Skuon – Transfer to Phnom Penh: Leave for Phnom Penh crossing the rural landscape, visit the Spean Praptos bridge and the Santuk silk farm, then stop at Skuon to taste the fried tarantula.

Day 5 – Phnom Penh City Tour: Explore the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum. Then visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Finish with a culinary experience by towboat starting at the Central Market.

Day 6 – Explore Botum Sakor National Park – Hike the Jungle: Depart for Trapaeng Rung, then join Cardamom Tented Camp for a luxurious jungle experience, with educational activities and treks to discover the biodiversity of Botum Sakor Park.

Day 7 – Day at Cardamom Tented Camp: Explore the jungle with Wildlife Alliance Rangers in the morning and participate in conservation activities. In the afternoon, kayak on the Preak Tachan River to observe the varied wildlife.

Day 8 – Preak Tachan – Transfer to Sihanoukville – Relax at Koh Rong: Embark on a journey to Trapaeng Rung via the scenic Preak Tachan River, then head to Sihanoukville to reach Koh Rong by ferry.

Day 9 -12 – Free time in Koh Rong: Enjoy a relaxing day on this paradise island.

Day 13 – Transfer to Sihanoukville by speed boat – Return to Phnom Penh: Return from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville by speed boat, then transfer to Phnom Penh. Enjoy a free evening with a visit to the Elephant Bar for the Femme Fatale cocktail, and a stroll along the Riverside.

Day 14 – Depart Phnom Penh: End your Cambodia 14 days tour with an organized transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport for your return flight.

>>> Check out the detailed program of this tour here.

Itinerary 2: Essence of Cambodia in 14 Days

Essence of Cambodia in 14 Days

Day 1 – Arrival in Siem Reap – Explore Angkor Wat: In Siem Reap, a guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to explore Angkor Wat before an evening in the town to relax.

Day 2 – Discover the more unknown Temples of Angkor – Countryside walk: Explore little-known temples in Angkor, including Chau Srei Vibol and Banteay Srei, then Banteay Samre, before returning to Siem Reap for a free evening.

Day 3 – Explore Angkor Thom by towboat – Discover HeroRATS – Watch a Cambodian Circus Lighthouse show: Explore Angkor Thom, visit emblematic temples, have lunch near the Sra Srang basin, discover Ta Prohm, meet the mine detector rats at APOPO, then have dinner and see a performance at the Phare Cambodian Circus.

Day 4 – Tonle Sap Lake Excursion – Transfer to Battambang: Explore rural life by cruising to Battambang via Tonle Sap Lake and Sangker River, discovering floating villages.

Day 5 – Battambang – Ride in the countryside – Bamboo train tour – Phnom Sampeau sunset tour: Explore the cottage industries of Battambang by bike, take a “Bamboo Train” then watch the bats in Phnom Sampeau.

Day 6 – Battambang – Exploring the stilt village of Andong Rossey – Visit the temples of Udong – Transfer to Phnom Penh: Leave Battambang for Phnom Penh, with stops at Andong Rossey to view traditional pottery and Udong to visit the stupas and temples.

Day 7 – Stay under canvas in Koh Kong – Discover Orchids in the Cardamom National Park: Depart from Phnom Penh for the Cardamom National Park, enjoy 2 nights of luxurious glamping on the banks of the Tatai River with activities like kayaking, sunset cruises, and firefly watching.

Day 8 – River Cruise or Nature Hike: Explore the Cardamom Mountains by cruise or trek, with the chance to observe endangered species like elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, crocodiles, and dolphins.

Day 9 – Koh Kong – Transfer to Kampot: Depart for Kampot, where you can discover the French colonial architecture and relax along the river or visit the salt ponds.

Day 10 – Visit the Kampot Pepper Farm – Transfer to Kep: Discover The Plantation in Kampot with its aromatic plants and its famous peppers, then take a buffalo cart ride around the Secret Lake before going to Kep for its seafood.

Day 11 – Explore Kep Crab Market – Excursion to Rabbit Island: Explore Kep Crab Market for fresh seafood, then take a boat trip to Koh Tonsai to relax on the beach, go snorkeling, and enjoy a barbecue lunch before returning to Kep.

Day 12 – Free morning in Kep – Transfer to Phnom Penh: Enjoy the morning in Kep, then discover the vibrant nightlife of Phnom Penh with Cambodian dance performances and terrace bars with panoramic views.

Day 13 – Phnom Penh Royal Palace and Central Market Tour – Mekong Sunset Cruise: Explore Phnom Penh with a visit to the Royal Palace and Central Market, followed by a scenic sunset cruise on the Mekong and a free evening to discover the nightlife.

Day 14 – Phnom Penh – Departure Flight: Relax before being driven to Phnom Penh Airport for your flight, with a comfortable ride provided by a driver and a last view of the cityscapes. End of 2 weeks in Cambodia.

>>> If you are interested in this Cambodia 14-day tour, click here for the comprehensive program.

Itinerary 3: Unforgettable 14 Days Tour to Thailand And Cambodia

If you think that a Cambodia itinerary 2 weeks is too long, why don’t you extend your trip to a nearby country, like Thailand or Vietnam? Although situated in the same area of Southeast Asia, each country provides visitors with a different experience. While Cambodia is famous for its historical temples, Thailand and Vietnam are best for beach holidays and natural exploration. Below is a suggested itinerary for 14 days in Cambodia and Thailand:

Unforgettable Thailand and Cambodia 14 Days

Day 1 – Arrive in Siem Reap: If time permits, you can freely explore this city and immerse yourself in the delicious Cambodian cuisine at the vibrant Old Market.

Day 2 – Discover the Angkor Complex: Start in the morning, you will watch the sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before discovering this complex in detail. Check out the Angkor Thom South Gate, Bayon Temple, Royal Enclosure, etc.

Day 3 – Day trip to Angkor Archaeological Park: Explore Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre.

Day 4 – Day trip to Koulen Mountain and Beng Mealea: The historical place of Koulen Mountain was the birthplace of the Ancient Khmer Empire. Stop to visit the Valley of the Lingas. On the other hand, Bang Mealea is a mysterious Hindu temple covered in dense vegetation.

Day 5 – Fly to Bangkok: Enjoy a cruise dinner on the Chao Phraya River.

Day 6 – Bangkok City Tour: Check out Bangkok’s iconic temples like Wat Arun and the Grand Palace, and relish a Chinatown food tour.

Day 7 – Visit Mae Klong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: Learn about the significance and difference between the two major forms of markets in Bangkok.

Day 8 – Fly to Chiang Mai: Enjoy a cultural dinner show.

Day 9 – Chiang Mai City Tour: Visit Warorot Market, Thapae Gate, Wat Suan Dok, and Wat Prathat Doi Suthep. Chat with monks at these temples.

Day 10 – Day tour to Elephant Sanctuary: Meet and feed the elephants while talking with the zookeeper to understand more about their habits. In the afternoon, you will have a chance to join hands in making herbal medicine balls used for the elephants.

Day 11 – Fly to Phuket: Have the afternoon to explore Phuket city, including major tourist destinations like Karon Viewpoint, Cape Promthep, Wat Chalong, Big Buddha, etc.

Day 12 – Full-day Explore Phi Phi Island by Speedboat: Set foot on Maya Beach, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave, Monkey Beach, Ton Say Bay, and Khai Island.

Day 13 – Free day in Phuket: Enjoy a relaxing day on this paradise island of Thailand.

Day 14 – Depart Phuket: End of Thailand and Cambodia 14 days trip.

>>> Check here for the detailed tour program. You can also combine Cambodia and Vietnam for a 14-day round trip experience, with our suggested Vacation package for families to Vietnam and Cambodia in 14 days. Don’t hesitate to check our Multi-country Combined tours for more ideas.

Essential Tips for Cambodia 14 Days Trip

  • Plan a balanced itinerary that includes both the must-sees like the UNESCO World Heritage temples of Angkor, Phnom Penh, and the beaches of Sihanoukville, as well as less touristy places for a more authentic experience.
  • Book your accommodation, internal transport, and excursions in advance to avoid last-minute inconveniences.
  • Respect local customs, especially when visiting sacred places. Dress appropriately and remove shoes when required.
  • Learn some basic words in Khmer to interact with locals and show your respect for their culture.
  • Buy travel insurance that covers medical care and emergency evacuation.
  • Drink bottled water, avoid raw or undercooked foods, and carry a first aid kit.
  • Don’t underestimate travel times. Road infrastructure can be unpredictable, so plan plenty of time for travel.
  • Plan free or lighter days to rest or explore at your own pace.
  • Vary your activities with cultural visits, beach relaxation, nature hikes, and interactions with local communities.
  • Consider an excursion to remote provinces like Ratanakiri or Mondulkiri for an immersion in nature and the culture of ethnic minorities.
  • Plan a daily budget, but leave room for unplanned experiences or souvenir purchases.
  • Use local (Riel) and US (Dollar) currencies whichever is more advantageous.
  • Buy authentic souvenirs at local markets to support the local economy.
  • Beware of fake antiques and poached products.
  • Take time to reflect on your experiences and appreciate the beauty and serenity of this unique country.

As we conclude our virtual exploration of 14 days in Cambodia, we hope to have ignited in you the spark of curiosity and adventure for this exceptional country. Through the tailored itineraries we have outlined, Cambodia reveals itself to be a multi-faceted destination, offering a deep immersion in its culture, history, and diverse landscapes. We invite you to take the plunge, personalize your journey, and uniquely experience Cambodia, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on extraordinary trips to Cambodia! Enjoy your trip to the heart of this jewel of Southeast Asia!

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Frequently Asked Questions

14 days in Cambodia is just an ideal amount of time for you to discover Cambodia in depth. If you want, you can also extend your trip to a nearby country, such as Thailand or Vietnam.

Yes, most visitors to Cambodia need a visa to enter this country, except those from Southeast Asia countries. You can apply for an E-visa online or get a visa on arrival (VOA).

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