8 days in Cambodia & Chennai Itinerary

8 days in Cambodia & Chennai Itinerary

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8 days in Cambodia & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
1
Chennai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Chennai, India

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day
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Achalam Art Gallery, browse the different shops at Pothys Hyper, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siva Vishnu Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. George, and finally stop by Cane and Bamboo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chennai trip builder app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Cane and Bamboo ©
Cane and Bamboo
Fort St. George ©
Fort St. George
Achalam Art Gallery ©
Achalam Art Gallery

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker and O.Menge Gallery. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and OFF TRACK Accessories - handmade, fair, unique will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, delve into the distant past at Pre Rup, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Chennai to Siem Reap by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Siem Reap is 1 hour. In January in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Otres Art Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Otres Beach, and then examine the collection at Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sihanoukville road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Classic Car Showroom & Jewelry Boutique ©

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nights
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.
On the 16th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Market, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then examine the collection at National Museum, then stop by Lotus Space, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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