Cambodia itinerary 7 days – Highlights and Suggestions

Cambodia is an extremely attractive destination, prominent among Southeast Asian countries. Therefore, it is the first choice of tourists all over the world. Not only impressed by the ancient Khmer culture, the scenic spots of the majestic mountains and the beautiful coastline, Cambodia also offers impressive traditional cuisines. More specifically, Buddhist followers coming here will discover the ruins of a unique religious culture along with sacred and magnificent religious architecture. Let’s explore this sacred and historic land with IDC Travel through Cambodia itinerary 7 days.

Brief itinerary for 1 week in Cambodia

  • Day 1-3: Phnom Penh Capital
  • Day 4-5: Koh Rong Island
  • Day 6-7: Siem Reap City

Best time to travel to Cambodia

Influenced by the tropical monsoon climate, Cambodia is hot all year. The temperature can reach a peak of 40 degrees Celsius. However, Cambodia’s weather does not have too many fluctuations. It divides clearly into two seasons of the year: rainy season (May to October) and dry season (November to April).

Weather in Cambodia - Cambodia itinerary 7 days

Weather in Cambodia

Therefore, in order for your 7-day tour in Cambodia to go smoothly, you should choose to travel at the time of the dry season, especially the period between December and March.

Furthermore, follow Cambodia Travel Guide for more detailed information about the climate characteristics of Cambodia.

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Things to know before taking a trip

Cambodia Visa

According to Cambodia’s tourism and service policy, most of the population of Southeast Asian countries can easily come and explore tourism in Cambodia (under 30 days) without a visa.

If you are from another country, you need to apply for a visa. However, Cambodia is not a very strict country to apply for a visa, so you can easily get a visa at Cambodia’s international airports or border gates. In addition, the arrival of the electronic visa will only cost you about 36 USD.  Then, your job is just waiting for the email and arranging for the upcoming Cambodia itinerary 7 days.

Transportation

Travel to Cambodia

If you are a citizen of countries bordering Cambodia, you can easily move to this country by different means.

However, international flights are always available at the following three airports:

  • Phnom Penh International Airport (PHN)
  • Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
  • Sihanoukville/Kompong Som International Airport (KOS)

Get around Cambodia

You can choose bus routes that are both cost-effective and safe when traveling between tourist destinations.

Cambodia itinerary 7 days

Transportation in Cambodia

If moving to a tourist city, for example in the capital Phnom Penh, you can walk, take a taxi, tuk-tuk, or rent a motorbike or car.

If you are interested in car rental, read the article Cambodia car rental with driver.

Packing list for Cambodia itinerary 7 days

  • Clothing: light and comfortable clothes because the weather in Cambodia is quite hot; a few clothes that are discreet and polite because you can visit some dignified temple sites.
  • Personal items: prepare your toiletries as Cambodia hotels will not serve them.
  • Currency exchange: US dollars are commonly used in Cambodia but you should also exchange some Riel as most exchanges under 10 dollars will use Riel.
  • Medical supplies: You should prepare sunscreen and medicines in advance.

Religion

Cambodia is always mentioned as a peaceful Buddhist country, so you visit Buddhist temples and pagodas in Cambodia itinerary 7 days. However, you should avoid discussing sensitive topics and dress modestly when visiting religious sites.

Highlights of Cambodia itinerary 7 days

When you join the itinerary for 1 week in Cambodia, you will have a chance to explore Cambodia’s capital which is also known as the Pearl of Asia. You will admire the unique architecture and exchange art and culture.

After Phnom Penh, immerse yourself in the clear blue water along with the wild and poetic nature at Koh Rong island. On this island, you will experience a variety of interesting and interesting activities.

Finally, an extremely famous place that you can’t miss on this Cambodia itinerary 7 days is to visit Siem Reap city which is famous for the complex of temples of Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom, Tonle Sap Lake, must-try cuisines, etc.

Detailed itinerary for a 7-day tour in Cambodia

Day 1-3: Visit Phnom Penh

The best place to begin your Cambodia itinerary 7 days is Phnom Penh. This city is a hustle and bustle city with many interesting activities but still carries the ruins and scars of past wars. Therefore, in that busyness, there is still sadness and historical memory.

The first impression when coming to Phnom Penh is the crowd combined with the sound of tuk-tuk horns ringing all over. But when you take the time to explore, you are surprised to admire the splendor of the Royal Palace of Cambodia, and the majesty of Wat Phnom or enjoy a variety of unique cuisines.

  • Visit the Royal Palace of Cambodia

Cambodia itinerary 7 days

Royal Palace of Cambodia

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, this place is a combination of architectural quintessence with many towers and magnificent palaces. This is also the living and working place of royal members and they usually hold ceremonies here.

  • Explore the Golden Temple – Silver Temple

Golden Temple - Cambodia itinerary 7 days

Golden Temple – Silver Temple

There are 5329 pieces of silver paved on the floor, each headpiece was skillfully honed by craftsmen with an exact weight of 1,125. This Golden Temple – Silver Temple is the most magnificent temple in Cambodia and is always chosen to hold annual ceremonies.

In addition, if time allows, you can visit the most ancient temple in Cambodia – Wat Phnom where there are historical imprints.

  • Enjoy diverse cuisines in Phnom Penh

Away from the famous attractions, you can take your time to move to the markets in Phnom Penh to enjoy the diverse cuisine here.

Malis - Cuisine in Phnom Penh

Malis – Cuisine in Phnom Penh

Some famous restaurants and markets we recommend for you:

  • Kiwi Bakery and Restaurant
  • Night Market (Phsa Reatrey) and Kanda Market
  • Veng Nguon Restaurant in Sankat Phsar Kandal
  • Sidewalk eateries on the street opposite the Naga World Hotel

In addition, if you want to explore the nightlife of Cambodia, do not hesitate to come to Casino Naga World – the most luxurious casino chain.

Day 4-5: Discover Koh Rong Island

For the next two days of Cambodia itinerary 7 days you can go to Koh Rong Island. During these two days, you will have a great time to explore and relax 0n this paradise island.

Koh Rong Island

Koh Rong Island

To move to Koh Rong island, it will take you a few hours by car from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville city. Then you have to choose a fast train to Koh Rong island which takes about 40 minutes and the fare is 15$.
Koh Rong Island is the largest lovely island in the South of Cambodia, with clear water that can see the seabed.

  • Explore famous beaches

The sea in Koh Rong is incredibly blue with extremely diverse and abundant marine life. The long stretches of fine white sand mixed with clear blue water will be the destination to bring you peace, comfort, and rest after days of experiencing the hustle and bustle in Phnom Penh.

Enjoy great meals at seaside restaurants with a variety of fresh seafood.

  • Participating in exciting activities

If you like the experience of fishing or scuba diving, then go to the fishing village of M’Pay Bay. It is the most densely populated place on Koh Rong island and has so many activities.

Beach time in Koh Rong Island

Beach time in Koh Rong Island

Koh Rong Island is a place for you to relax, so the best experience you should try is enjoying the sunset or welcoming the gentle sunrise on the beach. So, you definitely have to conquer the highest lighthouse on Koh Rong island. At that high position, you will get countless attractive and picturesque photos.

Day 6-7: Explore Siem Reap

Let’s spend the last few days in your 7 day tour in Cambodia in Siem Reap, a large city located in the northwest. It is also the most famous tourist destination in Cambodia with the relic complex of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

  • Discover Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat complex is one of the world’s wonders recognized by UNESCO with its towers, reliefs, and temples made of stacked boulders. The whole complex has artistic beauty and picturesque scenery. Furthermore, the ancient sculpture combined with decorative stone motifs such as Buddha statues, lotus flowers, dancers…

  • Go sightseeing Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap Lake

Tonle Sap Lake

In addition, if time allows, you can spend about 30 minutes driving to visit Cambodia’s sea and lake (Tonle Sap) – recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. Here, you can experience the activity of sailing on the river and admire the beautiful scenery around. Besides, you will have a chance to learn about the life of the people and how they communicate with others.

In addition, Siem Reap has countless attractiveness waiting for you to explore such as:

  • Kampong Kdei Dragon Bridge – the oldest bridge in Southeast Asia with unique architecture
  • Kulen Mountain and Linga River – the holy land of Cambodians
  • Enjoy meals in Siem Reap

There are a variety of delicious dishes you should try when coming to Siem Reap. They are jaggery beefcake, Tom Yum dishes, Tom Kha dishes, curry, and grilled ribs, etc.

Curry - Cuisine in Siem Reap

Curry – Cuisine in Siem Reap

The last two days in Siem Reap are perfect for you to end the Cambodia itinerary 7 days.

Conclusion

If you want to save money and explore marvelous attractiveness, Cambodia Tourism is not a bad choice. And everything will not be too difficult if you go on your own. However, if you choose Cambodia tours, you will enjoy the best travel services and suggestions without having to worry about any problems.

So, if you want to choose a tour to explore Cambodia, please contact us for the earliest feedback!

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