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Saigon - Bangkok, itinerary critique please

  • pollitoriqu-
    ito

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    Posts: 15

    Hi everyone,

    I will be arriving in Saigon on September 15th to meet my girlfriend who is currently on a solo RTW journey. We will be approx. 1 month in the area and we fly back to Europe from Bangkok.

    I know it's rainy season, but our idea is to get some quality beach time if possible (some rain doesn't bother us). Additionally we're not big "tourists" in the typical sightseeing, temple visiting, museum-ing sense. We prefer eating and drinking (not hardcore clubbing, however) our way through our travels, seeing the local scene as best as possible. Our budget is 1000-1500 euros each for this month (not including flights to and from SEA).

    Here is a first itinerary, and I'd really like some feedback and any suggestions for improvement!

    Sep 15-18 Saigon
    Sep 18 Fly to Phu Quoc
    Sep 18-22 Phu Quoc
    Sep 22 Boat Rach Gia - Hon Chong
    Sep 23 Hon Chong - Kep
    Sep 24 Kep
    Sep 25-26 Koh Tonsay
    Sep 27 Kampot
    Sep 28-29 Phnom Penh
    Sep 30 Battambong (we really want to ride the bamboo train)
    Oct 1-2 Siem Reap
    Oct 3 Siem Reap or Transit
    Oct 3-8 Island Ko Chang/Ko Samet (depending on weather) / on this leg we'd also consider cutting a night for one night in another place en route to Bangkok, i.e. Pattaya (just for the spectacle), Sri Racha, etc.
    Oct 9-12 Bangkok

    Any comments, ideas, criticisms?

    Thanks in advance!

    #1 Posted: 4/6/2012 - 15:31

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  • MADMAC

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    I would cut the timelines... just drop what you don't get to and make sure you get to Bangkok with a little time to spare so you aren't rushed making the flight.

    #2 Posted: 5/6/2012 - 01:55

  • Rasheeed

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    Location Cambodia
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    Seriously. Why is it that whenever someone posts an itinerary I know what I'm going to say already...

    Too fast. Get here and realize that travel is slow here. Which days are travel days? Most trips here can take a good hunk of a day if not the whole day...

    #3 Posted: 28/7/2012 - 23:29

  • ehenness

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    Location Canada
    Posts: 18

    I would double check Battambang...I've heard the Bamboo train is no longer running???

    Not 100% sure though.

    Something else has to go, this itinerary doesn't leave much time for delays.

    #4 Posted: 29/7/2012 - 16:45

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