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(Another) Itinerary advice request
21st October, 2009
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Any advice would be appriciated, obviously this looks rather strict and structured and we plan on sticking to the route but maybe not the amount of time in each place.
Does it seem too rushed?? Have we missed any major places out that should not be missed?
Date Country Region Nights Details
16-May-09 Thailand Bangkok 2
Chaing Mai 3
North (Jungle Trek) 4
25-May-09 Laos Hua Xai 1
Hua Xai > Pakbeng (travel) 1 (1 day boat)
Pakbeng > Luang Pabang (travel) 1 (6-10 hr boat)
Luang Pabang 5
Luang Pabang > Pakse 0.5 1-2 hour flight
Pakse > Champasak (4 th islands) 0.5 (2 hr bus)
Champasak > Kratie 0.5 (3 hr bus)
Krati > Phnom Penh 0.5 (5 hr bus)
12-Jun-09 Cambodia Phnom Penh 2
Phnom Penh > Siem Reap 0.5 (5 hr bus or fly)
Siem Reap 3
Siem Reap > Phnom Penh 0.5 (5 hr bus or fly)
18-Jun-09 Vietnam Phnom Penh > Siagon 0.5 (5 hr bus or fly)
Saigon - Mui Ne 0.5 (4hr bus)
mui Ne 3
mui Ne > Nha Trang 1 (7 hr boat/bus)
Nha Trang 3
Nha Trang > Hoi An 1 10 hr overnight train
hoi An / Hue 4
Hue > Hanoi 1 Overnight train
Ha Long/ Hanoi / Sapa 5
Floater days 3
Hanoi - Bangkok 1
13-Jul-09 Thai Islands Bangkok > Islands 2 Over night train/Boat
Ko Samui > Malaysia 1 Flight
Malaysia > Bali 1 Flight
28-Jul-09 Indonesian Islands Indonesian Islands 20
17-Aug-09 Bali Bali 6
23-Aug-09 Bali > Singapore 1
#1 Posted: 16/11/2009 - 22:50
Looks ok to me -- minor point by 3 days in Champasak , you mean three days in 4,000 islands right? Champasak is nice and all, but prob not worth 3-days in the schedule you have outlined above.
You may also want to loosen up the Vn section by a few days (siphon off a few of your island days) as the travel there can be very tiring -- it's a pretty tight gameplan you have there.
You'll also be seeing a fair bit of rain through the Laos and Cambodia sections, so bear that in mind.
More questions? ask away!
#2 Posted: 17/11/2009 - 08:43
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