I have been reading through this forum for a week or two now using the search function alot! I have read some great posts and have gathered some excellent travel advice to prepare me!
The hard task now is piecing all this together! I know you're most likely saying another budget/itinerary post not again but i have used the search function and have scapled through various topics here and else where!
The plan so far is to travel SE Asia over 3 to 4 months - Leaning more towards the 4 months as we don't want to make the mistake of rushing things.
Budget - $10,000 AUS - Im still confused as to whether this will be enough as myself and my mate are fairly big party animals.
- $10,000 each, excluding Flights.
I have have a basic itinerary in mind but i guess things are always flexible!
Surat Thani /Islands
Koh Phi Phi
Ho Chi Minh
I'm unsure on what time frames i should me having in each place so some advice would be great... As i said earlier this isn't set in stone so if we enjoy one place more then another we will compensate...
Some advice would be great on what plans i have so far...
Have i crammed to much in or?
Is the budget do-able? Not healthy enough?
Thanks for all the advice so far everyone and i'm looking forward to making lots of new friends along the way!
#1 berraseski has been a member since 26/9/2013. Posts: 1
You need at least a month in Thailand for that itinerary maybe 5 or 6 weeks if you plan on spending a lot of time partying on islands. If you go to Laos don't miss Luang Prabang (maybe forgot to put it on list), 1 week to 10 days should be good enough for a simple trip to Laos like that. Your Vietnam itinerary will need 5-6 weeks as well. I know little of Burma but guessing 10-14 days.
Overall probably need closer to the 4 months to see all these places. Make sure you do a little research on the path you wan to take to see these things. For example it makes a lot more sense to go Chiang Mai - Pai - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong/Huay Xai - Luang Prabang and it will be cheaper as well.
10000 AUD is ~ 9300 USD. Divide that by 4 months and you get $78 per day which should be lots even if you plan on partying almost every day. For example I am a budget traveller and I did Thailand-Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam in just under 4 months and only spent $6200 for everything including flights to and from Canada, visas, health insurance etc.
34 destinations includ bkk a few times. That should take you about 6 months.
I'd cut it back to 15-20 places.
It's more fun to have 5-8 nights in places.
$2,000 a month is enough.
#3 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148