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Intro Itinerary Advice

  • azular

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    I'm planning a first trip, with backpack, to Asia for next winter and will only have close to a month to travel. I've traveled enough to know it's a bad idea to rush around / country count, and have read this is especially true in SE Asia, but I am hoping for a good "overview" trip which hits some key places while allowing for enough time in each spot to not feel too rushed.

    The following itinerary is more like a sketch / initial draft. I don't want to have a set-in-stone plan. Does this seem practical for an overview trip? I eliminated Vientiene though would love to see Buddha Park. Hanoi may seem tacked on but is somewhere I'd really like to go.

    Thanks for any suggestions!

    1 - Bangkok
    2 - Bangkok
    3 - Bangkok
    4 - Siem Reap / Angkor Wat / Cambodia
    5 - Siem Reap / Angkor Wat / Cambodia
    6 - Siem Reap / Angkor Wat / Cambodia
    7 - Back to Bangkok
    8 - Ayutthaya
    9 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
    10 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
    11 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
    12 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
    13 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
    14 - Overland Laos (slow boat?)
    15 - Overland Laos (slow boat?)
    16 - Luang Prabang
    17 - Luang Prabang
    18 - Luang Prabang
    19 - Luang Prabang
    20 - Fly to Hanoi
    21 - Hanoi
    22 - Hanoi
    23 - Hanoi
    24 - Hanoi
    25 - Hanoi
    26 - Depart

    #1 Posted: 6/4/2013 - 00:00

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  • caseyprich

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    I think it looks like a fine plan. I'd maybe take a day off Hanoi and add it to Siem Reap though, as the first day in Siem Reap is obviously travel from BKK to there (are you flying or overland?).

    #2 Posted: 6/4/2013 - 00:42

  • azular

    Joined Travelfish
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    Thanks for your reply. Good point about Siem Reap. I was planning overland assuming that's practical.

    #3 Posted: 6/4/2013 - 08:57

  • caseyprich

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    Yeah - there is plenty of information on that option you can find on the website.

    #4 Posted: 6/4/2013 - 09:30

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