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Itinerary / Budget Advice

  • ChrisJenko

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    4th November, 2010
    Posts: 18

    Looking to Fly from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City on the Thur 27th January 2011 to start my trip. Looking for advice on itinerary, budget and activities not to miss.

    Will be starting in
    Vietnam for ~ 40 days - Late Jan - Early March
    South to North along the usual Farang Trail, Ha Long bay tour ect

    Laos for ~ 30 days - Early March - Early April
    Temples, Hill Tribe tours ect

    Cambodia for ~ 30 days Early April - Early May
    Angkor, Siem Reap, PP ect

    Thailand for ~ 80 days Early May - late July
    Elephant Tours, Snorkeling, beaches/islands, Full moon party ect

    Malaysia for ~ 20 days - Early July - Late July
    Food, temples ect

    Indonesia for ~ 30 days - Early August late August
    Bali, Komodo, Gillies ect

    Philippines for ~ 30 days - Early September - Early October
    Whale Shark diving at Donsol, weeks rest up at Boracay island before finishing trip

    Fly home October sometime from Manila.

    In total that works out roughly around 260- 280 days. My total budget for this trip is $12000 AUD. working on those numbers it gives me around $42/day to spend total.

    I have budgeted

    $30/day - Vietnam
    $30/day - Laos
    $25/day - Cambodia
    $35/day - Thailand
    $40/day - Malaysia/ Singapore
    $30/day - Indonesia
    $30/day - Philippines

    Adding up to around $10000 roughly leaving me with around $2000 as a splurge/ emergency fund, all flights, insurance, gear ect has already been paid for.

    Any advice appreciated, I will be traveling as a basic backpacker, hostels, cheap eats ect ect. doing the main sights and stuff. I'm not a party-goer but like the odd drink.for the most part i would like to do the majority fo the tour overland, only flights im looking at outside of the flight to HCMC and home are Krabie to Kota Bahru, Singapore to Denpasar and Denpasar to Manila.

    Chuck us some feedback on anything guys, open to any criticism and changes / additions

    #1 Posted: 6/11/2010 - 20:35

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