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  • Tarcus

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    Posts: 1

    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 :

    Chiang Mai
    Chiang Khong
    Huay Xai
    Luang Prabang
    Vang Vieng
    Tha Khaek
    Da Nang
    Hoi an
    Nha Trang
    Mui Ne
    Can Tho
    Chau Doc
    Phnom Penh
    Siem Reap

    Yours sincerly

    #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


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

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