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Itinerary - 2 Months, 4 countries.

  • jcs92

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    Got a rough plan for 2 months (64 days) in SE Asia and wanted some guidance and advice on my itinerary. Too little time?...etc.
    Also better transport ideas?

    London to Bangkok, arrive on 18th June evening.
    4 days in Bangkok.
    (22nd June) 10 day booked tour from Bangkok, through Cambodia finishing in HCMC in Vietnam.
    2 weeks(too short???) travelling by train through Vietnam from HCMC to Hanoi. Stopping at Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Ha Long Bay.
    Hanoi to Vientiane by bus or pricey flight(???) 1 week in Laos from Vientiane to Luang Prabang via Vang Vieng.
    Luang Prubang to Chang Mai (Bus is best???)

    3 days in Chang Mai. Fly/bus (???) down to Phuket .
    1 week on Phuket coast area/phi-phi and other islands.
    Bus (???) and boat to Ko Samui/Ko Pha-ngan/Ko Toa for 1 week.
    Bus/train (???) back to Bangkok for 21st August flight.

    This rough plan gives me 9/10 days extra to allocate so I can stay somewhere longer if I like...etc.

    #1 Posted: 15/6/2013 - 06:41

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  • jcs92

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    Particularly transports advice?
    Plane from Chang Mai to south Thailand is so much but bus/train takes ages probably?

    #2 Posted: 15/6/2013 - 17:06

  • chopin

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    Hi jcs, there are 2 similar posts in this same forum. Only difference are the duration.

    #3 Posted: 16/6/2013 - 02:47

  • jcs92

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    Any tips on the Chang Mai to Phuket/South Thailand route though?

    #4 Posted: 16/6/2013 - 05:18

  • caseyprich

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    A booked tour through Cambodia?

    Two weeks to traverse Vietnam?
    -skip Nah Trang, a couple of days in HCMC (3-4). . . fly to Da Nang (5-6 including Hue). . . explore the area . . . night train to Hanoi . . . explore the area (5 with Ha Long Bay).

    You've got 2 months and that is a good bit of time - but I'd recommend rethinking your double archipelago at the end of the trip and consider picking just one of those sets of islands to spend more time with. Take 1/2 the time you save and apply it to either Vietnam or the very short time you've given yourself in Laos. Better yet - skip Laos and fly directly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai and use the time you save to explore either Vietnam or Northern Thailand more.

    If I had two months, I'd probably stick to two countries, Cambodia/Vietnam or Laos/Thailand sort of thing.

    #5 Posted: 16/6/2013 - 06:45

  • jcs92

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    A 10 day tour yes, hopefully meet some people to start off the trip.

    2 weeks is too rushed for Vietnam...

    Kinda want to do all 4 countries to get a general pic of the region.

    #6 Posted: 16/6/2013 - 08:29

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