Photo: Street food Phetchaburi Soi 10, Bangkok.

Southeast Asia forum

Itinerary advice please - All advice welcome

Posted by adampatto on 3/4/2012 at 17:26

Hey Guys,

I appreicate the forum gets a lot of these questions but couldnt resist throwing in one myself.
Myself and Wife and travelling through SEA starting mid september. Were mid to late 20's. Both love to have a beer and love the beach but dont want to get caught up with 18 year olds etc
So here is what we were thinking

Hanoi 2 nights
Halong Bay 1 night
Hanoi 1 night - Fly to Hue
Hue - 3 nights
Hoi An - 3 nights
Nha Trang - 3 nights
Saigon - 2 nights
Phnom Penh - 3 nights
Sihanoukville - 1 night
Koh Rong - 3 nights
Siem Reap - 3 nights
Bangkok - 2 nights (been here before)
Koh Tao - 4 nights
Koh Phangan - 4 nights (not for full moon)
Koh Samui - 4 nights - Fly to Phuket
Phuket - 1 night
Phi Phi - 5 nights
Phuket - 3 nights

We have also got 2 spare days just in case we get stuck somewhere. So what do you guys think?

#1 adampatto has been a member since 13/11/2011. Posts: 11

Posted by caseyprich on 4/4/2012 at 04:15

looks good. like the pocket change.

#2 caseyprich has been a member since 3/3/2010. Location: China. Posts: 1,281
 Where has caseyprich been? 


Posted by altmtl on 4/4/2012 at 04:26

Why so planned? 2 nights here, 3 nights there... What if you fall in love with a place and want to stay longer? What if you hate a place & want to leave the next day... what makes you so sure Phi Phi & Phuket are good choices... just wondering?

#3 altmtl has been a member since 18/5/2009. Location: Canada. Posts: 992
 Website   Twitter   Facebook  

Posted by adampatto on 4/4/2012 at 05:27

Its planned to a degree. Nothing booked except the flight from Hanoi to Hue and also the first 2 nights in Hanoi. So if we do hate a place or love it we can easily change it up. It's only a rough idea as im working to a fixed departure date so wanted to fit as much in a possible.

Phi Phi & Phuket - Couple of reasons
Really want to chill out towards the end of the trip and have a longer stay on each island. Also both places ive really wanted to visit etc

#4 adampatto has been a member since 13/11/2011. Posts: 11

Posted by altmtl on 4/4/2012 at 06:01

Phi Phi & Phuket are very touristy, and expensive... there are better places to chill :)

#5 altmtl has been a member since 18/5/2009. Location: Canada. Posts: 992
 Website   Twitter   Facebook  

Posted by MADMAC on 4/4/2012 at 08:37

altmtl
Phuket has good night life though. Lots of hot Coyote chicks and stuff. Got to give it that.

#6 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957

Posted by altmtl on 4/4/2012 at 08:53

I'm sure the wife will love that - lol

#7 altmtl has been a member since 18/5/2009. Location: Canada. Posts: 992
 Website   Twitter   Facebook  

Posted by MADMAC on 4/4/2012 at 12:13

Got a point there.

#8 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957

Posted by adampatto on 4/4/2012 at 23:14

Argh your right!!
I totally forgot how critical and sarcastic your 'Advice' can be at times and should listen to your word of wisdom. Cheers for the patronising advice and keep your good work up on the forum. You have been so much help and I wish you well.

#9 adampatto has been a member since 13/11/2011. Posts: 11

Posted by caseyprich on 4/4/2012 at 23:26

Some people like to have a plan - limited time and certain things they really want to do. I have a plan for my Indonesia trip, doesn't mean I have to stick to it.

You have a lot of time on Ko Phi Phi and Phuket , and when you travel through Phuket you may find it isn't to your liking, but there are a lot of islands in the area and you've got no problem just jumping a boat one morning and looking for somewhere quieter, then you will have no trouble calling an audible.

A friend highly recommends: http://www.kohjumonline.com/

#10 caseyprich has been a member since 3/3/2010. Location: China. Posts: 1,281
 Where has caseyprich been? 

Posted by MADMAC on 4/4/2012 at 23:34

Who's "Argh"?

Casey, I agree some people have a checklist, but in general it does defeat the point of coming to SEA. At least in my view. It's just not a place that's about seeing things. There's a bit to see of course, but Europe offers to much more in terms of things to see. This place is much more about enjoying the pace of life - which is slow.

And staying one night in a location means you are sandwidched on travel days - not even a full day to enjoy the place. From my perspective it's just not worth it.

There is a lot of movement here over some long distances which is not going to be very pleasant. I guess some people feel compelled to cover as much ground as they can in order to feel like they are getting the most bang for their buck.

#11 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957

Posted by altmtl on 5/4/2012 at 04:58

Funny how some people ask for advice and then when you give it to them, they get upset - lol

#12 altmtl has been a member since 18/5/2009. Location: Canada. Posts: 992
 Website   Twitter   Facebook  

Posted by chinarocks on 5/4/2012 at 05:14

Maybe he took exception to the reference to his wife? LOL

#13 chinarocks has been a member since 17/6/2011. Posts: 740


Please login to add a reply

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a reply to this post. Please use the button below to log in. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.