13 days in Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh & Siem Reap Itinerary

13 days in Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh & Siem Reap Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Doha, Qatar

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Appreciate the collections at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Glang-Viang Gallery. Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chiang Man will appeal to history buffs. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Sanpatong buffalo market in San Pa Tong, approximately San Pa Tong away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and take in the exciting artwork at Tita Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip builder app.

Doha, Qatar to Chiang Mai is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Chiang Mai is 4 hours. Traveling from Doha in December, expect Chiang Mai to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Sanpatong buffalo market
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Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House and Din Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Bassac Lane and Garden City Golf Club. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, make a trip to Kurata Pepper, and tee off at The Cambodian Country Club.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Phnom Penh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
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Garden City Golf Club ©
Garden City Golf Club
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bayon Temple and Cambodia Landmine Museum. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, stop by Ashi, take in the exciting artwork at Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker, and explore the galleries of Theam's Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap road trip planning website.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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