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How plan your entire Cambodia trip within 30 days with a limited budget

How plan your entire Cambodia trip within 30 days with a limited budget
How plan your entire Cambodia trip within 30 days with a limited budget

I’d be happy to help plan a 30-day trip to Cambodia on a budget! Here’s a sample itinerary:

Day 1-3: Arrive in Phnom Penh, check into budget accommodation (cost: around $10-15 per night)

  • Travel method: Fly into Phnom Penh International Airport, then take a taxi or tuk-tuk to your hotel (cost: around $10-15 for a taxi)
  • Activities: Visit the Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, and explore the city.

Day 4-6: Take a bus or taxi to Siem Reap

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and take a bicycle tour of the temples.

Day 7-9: Take a bus or taxi to Battambang

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Siem Reap to Battambang (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Bamboo Train, Phnom Sampeau, and take a boat trip on the Sangker River.

Day 10-12: Take a bus or taxi to Sihanoukville

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Battambang to Sihanoukville (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Otres Beach, Independence Beach, and take a snorkeling or diving trip to the nearby islands.

Day 13-15: Take a bus or taxi to Kep

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Sihanoukville to Kep (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Kep Beach, Kep National Park, and take a cooking class.

Day 16-18: Take a bus or taxi to Kampot

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Kep to Kampot (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Bokor Hill Station, Kampot Salt Fields, and take a boat trip on the Kampot River.

Day 19-21: Take a bus or taxi to Kratie

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Kampot to Kratie (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Phnom Sombok, Wat Hanchey, and take a boat trip to see the Mekong dolphins.

Day 22-24: Take a bus or taxi to Stung Treng

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Kratie to Stung Treng (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Wat Phu Tok, Cambodian-Lao Friendship Bridge, and take a boat trip on the Mekong River.

Day 25-27: Take a bus or taxi to Banlung

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Stung Treng to Banlung (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake, Phnom Penong, and take a trek through the forest.

Day 28-30: Return to Phnom Penh

  • Travel method: Take a bus or taxi from Banlung to Phnom Penh (cost: around $15-20 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cheung Ek Killing Field, and do some last-minute shopping.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and can be adjusted to your preferences. Prices and activities may vary depending on the season, please check the current situation before planning your trip. Also, please note that the cost of accommodation, food, and other personal expenses are not included in this budget. Some additional activities you could consider are visiting the Wat Damnak, the Wat Ounalom, or taking a Khmer cooking class. It’s important to book accommodations and transportation ahead of time as it can save you money and also make sure you have a place to stay. Also, It is important to note that getting around Cambodia can be cheaper by using local transportation such as buses and taxis instead of flying.

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