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3 Week Honeymoon Itinerary - Your Thoughts?

  • bolabear

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    Hi all,

    I'm just in the process of finalising my 3 week honeymoon in Thailand from the 24th May-16 June and I thought I'd see if anybody thinks I'm trying to fit too much in. It's my fiances first time in Thailand but I've backpacked around South East Asia quite extensively 4 years ago, so I wanted to organise a trip that would let her see a bit of everything while giving us time to relax too.

    Anyway here's my itinerary:

    May 24: Flight from London
    May 25 - arrive Bangkok and transfer flight to Phuket
    May 26 - Jun 1: Phi Phi
    Jun 2: Phi Phi to Phuket then flight back to Bangkok
    Jun 3 - 4: Bangkok
    Jun 5 - 6: Kanchanaburi
    Jun 7: Ayutthaya
    Jun 8: Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai (overnight train)
    Jun 9 - 11: Chiang Mai
    Jun 12 - 14: Pai
    Jun 15: Bangkok
    Jun 16: Flight back to London

    Am I trying to do too much? Between CM and Pai I'm considering flying with SGA Airways to save time and that vomit inducing bus trip up into the hills!

    #1 Posted: 30/3/2010 - 21:26

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  • bolabear

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    So nobody has any thoughts on my itineray whatsoever?!

    #2 Posted: 14/4/2010 - 20:33

  • Tilapia

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    Okay ...

    No idea what you are both interested in, but you're hitting a lot of the more/most popular spots (though they may not be too busy at that time of year.) Have you considered visiting a place that is less visited? Nan? Chiang Dao? Sangkhlaburi?

    Otherwise, your trip looks fine. Though, Pai to Bangkok will be a long day.

    You may want to leave some time open, and have some contingency plans/places in case the weather isn't particularly good in some of the areas, especially in the north.

    Happy Trails.

    #3 Posted: 15/4/2010 - 02:16

  • tezza

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    Aint worth going to Phi Phi fer one night. Stay at Phuket and do a Phi Phi daytrip which everyone and his brother offers.
    Or re-arrange itinerary to do 2 nights on Phi Phi.

    #4 Posted: 15/4/2010 - 15:31

  • MADMAC

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    Tezza
    He's staying almost a week in Phi Phi

    #5 Posted: 15/4/2010 - 16:02

  • bolabear

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    Thanks for the input guys, I am thinking about contigencies for the weather but fingers crossed it'll be fine. As its my fiances first time and our honeymoon I'd thought I'd take it easy on her and not go too far off the beaten track - she's not into trekking / roughing it unfortunately!

    Tilapia: Do you think Pai to Bangkok will be more bearable time and comfort wise if we fly from Pai to CM with Nok Air/SGA and then a flight on to Bangkok from CM airport?

    tezza: Sorry looks like you misread me, we'll be spending a week in Phi Phi from May 26th - June 2nd. I know a weeks quite a lot but I never saw too much difference in the islands the first time round, at least not enough to warrant the travel time island hopping when we're on a limited timescale.

    #6 Posted: 15/4/2010 - 19:44

  • Tilapia

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    I may have spoken too soon as I had no idea on how you planned to get back to Bangkok. Flying would certainly save you time, but if you are going by bus or mini-van, I'd opt to go back to Chiangmai and then take a night train back to Bangkok.

    #7 Posted: 15/4/2010 - 20:35

  • mjf33

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    Bolabear -

    I am doing a similar 3 week honeymoon trip to Thailand. Can you give me suggestions based on your trip? Anything you would or would not have done in hindsight?

    Thanks

    #8 Posted: 4/5/2011 - 06:33

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