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going south east asia in 20 days need itinery help

  • morse96

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    Ok so in 20 days i will be say goodbye to miserable England but havent sorted my itinery out :/ having been to thailand before i sort of know what to expect but i am also going to laos and cambodia. To make things worse i plan to do all this a month!!!i have a rough idea of what i want to do bt any help would be appreciated
    thinking 2weeks in thailand and a week in cambodia and a week in laos .im ga few things imm def doing is 2days in chain mai,3days tubing in laos abd 3 days at ankor wat if anyone has any other suggestions feel free to post .

    #1 Posted: 11/12/2011 - 14:56

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  • busylizzy

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    I'll give the usual response: 2 much 2 ltle time.

    chk out sggst itins for ideas - and 2 get ur head arnd trvl times/distances http://www.travelfish.org/trip_planner

    Sigh....

    #2 Posted: 11/12/2011 - 15:45

  • morse96

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    Thanks for the help. I dont think ive planned too much i am very flexible and understand a lot of the 2weeks i plan on spending will be used up to travelling to each country .

    #3 Posted: 11/12/2011 - 15:54

  • chinarocks

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    Cut Thailand and spend 2 weeks each in Laos and Cambodia.

    Luang Prabang-Vang Vieng-Vientiane-Si Phan Don

    Siem Reap-PP-Kampot-Sihnaoukville

    #4 Posted: 15/12/2011 - 16:44

  • exacto

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    i think you could do it, but it would require at least a flying from vientiane to siem reap, and possibly chiang mai to luang prabang. in that case you could arrive in bangkok, spend 10 days or so working your way up to and including chiang mai, then travel to luang prabang by air or bus or bus/river, where you could spend a few days. then it is bus to vang vieng where you already plan to tube and get really drunk (maybe you'll make the news) and bus to vientiane.

    from there i really think you'll need to fly to siem reap, because it is just too far otherwise given the amount of time you've got. after visiting angkor wat, you could either head back to bangkok overland or down to phnom penh for a day or two and the flight back to bangkok (used to be cheap via air asia - maybe still is).

    i agree with the others that you are planning too much in too little time, and that the amount of time it takes to get from place to place will be greater than you think. but as long as you know that going in and are comfortable with it, logistically what you've planned is possible. two weeks in thailand. one week in just northern laos. one week in cambodia, which includes getting back to bangkok for the flight home. have fun. cheers.

    #5 Posted: 15/12/2011 - 17:26

  • morse96

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    thanks for the advice much appreciated. im just gonna see how it goes really . apart from vang vieng is there anywhere i really shouldnt miss from your point of view?

    #6 Posted: 15/12/2011 - 17:37

  • beatgirl98

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    It depends what you're after but the North of Laos is amazing, you'll definitely wish you had more time there. Luang Prabang is great - just beautiful and there's a gorgeous waterfall about 30k away. Don't miss Phnom Penh, and you could spend a day or so in one of the towns in between PP and Siem Reap for a bit of authenticity or spend a night in Battambang on the West side of the Tonle Sap for the bamboo train - loads of fun!

    #7 Posted: 18/12/2011 - 16:19

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