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  • Tarcus

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    Hi,
    Im planning a trip to Thailand,Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia for 5 weeks. Travelfish is helping me a lot for this purpose.
    I did a first itinerary but I don`t know if it`s to much for 5 weeks. At this moment I don`t know exactly how long to stay in each place. I will be really grateful for any advice.

    This is my itinerary :

    Bangkok
    Ayutthaya
    Lopburi
    Sukhothai
    Chiang Mai
    Chiang Khong
    Huay Xai
    Pakbeng
    Luang Prabang
    Vang Vieng
    Vientiane
    Tha Khaek
    Savannakhet
    Hue
    Da Nang
    Hoi an
    Nha Trang
    Mui Ne
    Saigon
    Can Tho
    Chau Doc
    Phnom Penh
    Siem Reap
    Battambang
    Bangkog


    Yours sincerly
    Tarcus

    #1 Posted: 17/4/2007 - 08:52

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi Tarcus,

    That's 25 places in 35 days -- too much in my opinion. Just going through your list, here's what I'd guess most people would allow for each place:

    Bangkok 3 days
    Ayutthaya 1 day
    Lopburi 1/2 day
    Sukhothai 2 days
    Chiang Mai 3 days
    Chiang Khong 1 day
    Huay Xai 1 day
    Pakbeng 1/2 day
    Luang Prabang 4 days
    Vang Vieng 3 days
    Vientiane 2 days
    Tha Khaek 2 days
    Savannakhet 1 day
    Hue 3 days
    Da Nang 1 day
    Hoi an 3 days
    Nha Trang 3 days
    Mui Ne 3 days
    Saigon 3 days
    Can Tho 2 days
    Chau Doc 1 day
    Phnom Penh 3 days
    Siem Reap 3 days
    Battambang 2 days
    Bangkog 1 day

    For a total of over 50 days -- and that's before you allow for transportation etc.


    Realistically, unless you want to spend half your trip in a bus, you've got to be brutal and cut some places out. At a glance, I'd say drop:
    Lopburi, Tha Khaek and Savannakhet, Da Nang, Mui Ne and maybe Battambang. Even with those cuts you're going to be tight. perhaps look into taking a couple of flights to save some time...

    Peter, if you want to send me the excel file, I can link it to your post so people can download it from there -- can email me at helpdesk@travelfish.org.

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 17/4/2007 - 23:17

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