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Best time to visit Cambodia

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The best time to visit Cambodia is November-April

Are you looking for the best time to visit Cambodia? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Cambodia is a great destination to visit almost all year round, November-April is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

Summer temperatures in Phnom Penh, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cambodia, can reach a maximum of 38℃ (100℉). The average Phnom Penh temperatures in winter reach lows of around 22℃ (72℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 20℃ (67℉). Other areas in Cambodia can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Cambodia during the day, the sun stays up the longest around May. September sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Continue reading to find out about when to visit Cambodia, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Cambodia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Cambodia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Cambodia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Phnom PenhNovember-April
32℃
22℃
35℃
23℃
36℃
25℃
35℃
26℃
35℃
26℃
33℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
33℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
22℃
Siem ReapNovember
32℃
22℃
34℃
23℃
36℃
26℃
35℃
27℃
35℃
27℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
23℃
31℃
22℃
SihanoukvilleFebruary-April
29℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
28℃
31℃
28℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
26℃
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Top FAQs

Cambodia is in Asia.
The warmest month of the year in Phnom Penh, one of the most popular places to visit in Cambodia, is April.
The driest month of the year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is usually around February each year.

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