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12 Months in SEA/Aus - Itinerary nearly done - what do you think?

Posted by StephenCB on 30/9/2012 at 12:12

Hi all,
Planning a 1 year trip to Southeast Asia/Aus next year! 6 year old dream coming together :)

Spent the last few weeks reading through all the great advice in these forums.
Check out my rough itinerary below. I don't plan to stick to this religiously though it's my rough guide before I leave. :)

What do you think? Am I missing anywhere special? Whatabout my timings?

Quick notes:
- We’re 2 30 yrs old.
- Budget of US$4,000 - US$6,000 a month (I expect to save in some regions tomake up for the more expensive areas like Aus/NZ).
- We’ve decided not to do India/Nepal/Tibet this time round.
- I haven’t decided if/when we should make space for Fiji, Philippines and SouthKorea
- I have a 2 month buffer at the end which allows me to move things around as Ineed too.


TIMELINE:
Thailand 4 weeks Jan 9 to Feb 6th
Laos 1-2 weeks Feb7th to Feb 18th
Vietnam 2 weeks Feb 18th to Mar 4th
Cambodia 1 week Mar4th to Mar 9th
New Zealand 4 weeks Mar 10th to Apr 7th
Aus - NSW 2 weeks Apr 7th to Apr 21st
Aus - QLD 3 weeks Apr 21st to May 12th
Aus - NT 1-2 weeks May 12 to May 21st
Aus - WT 3 weeks May 21st to Jun 11th
Indonesia 6-8 weeks Jun 11th to July 30th
Malaysia/Sing 4 weeks Jul 30th to Aug 27th
China 5 weeks Aug 27th to 1stOct
Japan 4 weeks Oct 1st to31st Oct
Buffer 7 weeks Nov 1st to Dec 22nd

Itinerary
Thailand - 4 weeks
Jan 9 to Feb 6th
Bangkok 3 days
Koh Chang 3 days
Kaeng Krachan Nationalpark
Ko Tao
Chumphon
phangam
Samui
Phangan
Phuket
Koh phi phi
Krabi
Koh Kho Khao
Railay
Phang Nga
Koh lante
Koh Hong or "Room Island"
Phetchaburi
hin daeng
Trang province
Chang Mai 1 week
Pai and san kamphaeng -

Laos 1-2 weeks
Feb 7th to Feb 18th

Fly in from Chang mai to Luang Prabang
LuangPrabang - 4-5 days
Vang Vieng 3 days
Vientiane - south 2 days

Vietnam 2 weeks
Feb 18th to Mar 4th


Hanoi -Fly in from Laos 3 days
Halong Bay 2 days
Ninh Binh
Hue 3days
Hoi An 3days
Nha Trang 4 days
Saigon / Ho Chi Min 3 days

Cambodia 1 week
Mar 4th to Mar 9th

PhnomPenh 2 days
Angkor Wat - Siem Reap 3 days
Kampot/Kep 1-2 days

New Zealand - 4 weeks
Mar 10th to Apr 7th
Queenstown
Central Otago
Christchurch
Aukland
Wellington
Hokitika
Arrowtown - not necesity
Fiordland - amazingmountanins etc / take boat tour / HAVE TO GO

AUSTRALIA 2months
Sydney/NSW 2 weeks
Apr 7th to Apr 21st
Blue Mountains
Byron Bay hinterland
Nimbin
Coastal Grand Pacific Drive
Mount Warning - forrest
Yamba
Coffs Harbour
Queensland (QLD) 3 weeks
Apr 21st to May 12th

Cairns
Moore, Norman, Hardy,Saxon, and Arlington reefs and Michaelmas and Upolu
Heron Island
Wet Tropics Rainforest
Whitsunday Islands
Lamington National Park
Port Douglas
Lizard Island
Coral Sea -
Lady Elliot Island /Rottnest Island /Ningaloo Reef
Tully River
Fraser Island
Northern Territory 2 weeks
May 12 to May 21st

Darwin 2days
Kakadu National Park 3-4 days
Top End
Litchfield National Park 1-2 days
West Australia 3 weeks
May 21st to Jun 11th

Kimberley
The Bibbulmun Track
Cape-to-Cape
Perth
Margaret River
Bunbury and Rockingham /Monkey Mia
The Northwest Cape

Indonesia 6 - 8 weeks
Jun 11th to July 30th

Bali 3 weeks
Ubud
Kuta
Seminyak
Benoa

Lombok
Senigigi
Gili Islands
Kuta Lombok - amazing beaches /Koeta
Java 1 week
Jakarta
Yogyakarta
Bromo

Sumatra
Kelimutu
Komodos
Labuanbajo
Samosir
Flores / Komodo etc
Kelimutu
Komodos
Labuanbajo - great underwater

Sulawesi
Mamasa/Tana Toraja valleys
Bunaken National Park
Lembeh Strait
Noth
Lahendong and Leilem
Torajaland
Singapore 5 days
Jul 30th to Aug 6th

Malaysia 4 weeks
Aug 6th to Aug 27th

Kuala Lumpur
Malacca
Pedas Hot Springs -
Taman Negara National Park
Perhentian, Redang, Tioman
Cameron Highlands
Penang
Langkawi
Kuala Terengganu
Perhentian Islands
Tioman Islands
Kuantan
Kota Bharu

Borneo - Sarawak(west) and Sabah (North) 2 weeks
Borneo
Mt Kinabalu - north
Niah Caves
Gunung Mulu National Park - Caves
The Pinnacles - limestone points
Layang Layang
Kota Kinabalu!

Hong Kong 1 week
Aug 27th to Sep 5th

China 4 weeks
Sep 5th to 1st Oct

Macau
Shenzhen
Guangxi
Guangxi: Guilin - South west - inland & Yangshuo / Dali
Yunnan
Kunming
Yunnan: Lijiang
Sichuan : Chengdu
Xi’an, Shaanxi Province / Changan
Henan / Luòyáng -
Beijing
Shanghai / Suzhou
Japan 4 weeks
Oct 1st to 31st Oct

Kanto: Tokyo / Nikko / Yokohama
Kansai/Kinki: Kyoto / Nara / Nagaya / Kumano Kodo / Osaka
Hyogo
Iga Ueno
Chugoku: Miyajima / Hiroshima
Hagi
Shikoku
Naoshima
Matsuyama
Kyushu
Takachiho
Kurokawa Onsen
Nagasaki
Beppu
Yufuin
Yakushima
7 week buffer

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