5 Days in Cambodia: Top 2 Recommendations


Most tourists go to Cambodia to see the iconic Angkor Wat. But believe us when we say that there is more to this country than just ancient monuments. With verdant forests rich in flora and fauna, unspoiled beaches, and azure waters of the country’s coast, our recommended itineraries for 5 days in Cambodia deserves a spot on your bucket list if it is not already there.

Travelers to this country can cover around two to three highlights even if they plan to stay less than a week. Check out our top two picks for a trip to Cambodia below. These itineraries last five days or less.

1. Cambodia by the Seaside: 5 Days in Cambodia

Koh Rong is famous for beach parties in Cambodia
Koh Rong is famous for beach parties
Day 1 Travel from Phnom Penh to Kep, an idyllic coastal town
Day 2 Enjoy a free day in Kep, or opt for Rabbit Island visit
Day 3 Travel to Sihanoukville via Kampot, visit pepper plantations
Day 4 Relax on Ream Beach
Day 5 Travel back to Phnom Penh for your flight home

In this 5-day Cambodia itinerary, hit the road to Kep from Phnom Penh on the first day of this tour. A quaint, quiet coastal town known for its picture-postcard white sand beaches, Kep is also home to a national park with numerous hiking trails. Spend two blissful nights in Kep before heading for Sihanoukville. Drive past Kampot en route to Sihanoukville for a quick visit to its pepper plantations and a fishing village. Visit Ream Beach while in Sihanoukville and drive back to Phnom Penh on the last day of this tour. See more 5-day tours in Cambodia.

2. Discover Khmer Art & Culture: 4 Days in Cambodia

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage
Enjoy a magnificent sunrise at the archaeological park Angkor Wat
Day 1 Arrive in Siem Reap
Day 2 Explore Siem Reap on your own
Day 3 Continue your exploration of Siem Reap
Day 4 Transfer to Siem Reap airport for your flight home

This 4-day Cambodia tour is for those who want to explore Siem Reap by themselves. Your accommodation, breakfasts, and airport transfers are included in the tour price and you are free to discover the beauty of Siem Reap at your own pace. You can relax and enjoy the hotel’s amenities, or cover the sights around the city, including the magnificent Angkor, on your own. Describe your ideal 4-day Cambodia tour for a customized itinerary.

You'll have to pack a lot of destinations if you plan to stay just for five days in Cambodia. Feel free to get in touch with one of our travel experts in Cambodia if you are interested in a customized itinerary. For other recommended itineraries and possible trip durations, check out our guide on how long to spend in Cambodia.

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