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3 weeks in the area

  • azfreed5

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd October, 2007
    Posts: 2

    Can someone help us with an itineary for 3 weeks in the region. Here is our tentative plan. Is this too agressive and if not, any recommendations as for what to see?

    2/9-Dept US
    2/10-Arrive Hong Kong
    2/11-Hong Kong
    2/12-Hong Kong- Bangkok-Ho Chi Min City (Travel)
    2/13-S. Vietnam
    2/14-S. Vietnam
    2/15-S. Vietnam
    2/16-S. Vietnam
    2/17-Cambodia
    2/18-Cambodia
    2/19-Cambodia
    2/20- Cambodia-Bangkok-Ko Pha Ngan (Travel)
    2/21-Ko Pha Ngan
    2/22-Ko Pha Ngan
    2/23-Ko Pha Ngan
    2/24-Phuket
    2/25-Phuket
    2/26-Phuket/Phi Phi
    2/27-Phi Phi
    2/28- Phuket-Bangkok (AM Flight)
    2/29-Bangkok
    3/1-Depart Bangkok-US

    #1 Posted: 9/11/2007 - 11:01

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  • rocketgirl

    Joined Travelfish
    1st October, 2007
    Posts: 22

    That looks like quite a tight schedule to me. If I were you, I'd just choose either Gulf of Thailand or Andaman Coast, rather than trying to fit them both in as it takes the best part of a day trying to get from Ko Pha Ngan to Phuket. Also 4 days in Vietnam is not much, unless you're planning on just staying in HCMC the whole time with maybe a daytrip to visit Chu Chi tunnels and/or Mekong Delta?

    Also I would look into flights to and/or from Cambodia as otherwise you'll only actually get 2 days in Cambodia - the other 2 days you will be travelling as it takes a day to get from HCMC to Siem Riep (I'm assuming you're going to see the temples) and a day to get from Siem Riep to Bangkok. If you're getting the bus, this is a lot of travelling and you will be exhausted!! You also might not make it to Bangkok in time for night bus to Ko Pha Ngan.

    #2 Posted: 9/11/2007 - 13:01

  • marianwarren

    Joined Travelfish
    12th March, 2006
    Posts: 270
    Total reviews: 13

    Hi azfreed5

    With only 3 weeks, I would choose only 1 place in each country and fly between them, giving you 5/6 days there, otherwise I think your holiday memories will be of transportation rather than the countries you are visiting. If you really love it and wished you had seen more - you have an excuse to return.

    Regards

    Marian

    #3 Posted: 9/11/2007 - 15:16

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