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Possible Itinerary...Is it realistic?

  • MrSB

    Joined Travelfish
    29th December, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Hey, Me and some friends are planning to travel Asia for about 60 days in June/July time. Was wondering if our possible itinerary is a bit stretched and would make us feel like were constantly travelling and not being able to see everything in the time were there.

    We would like to visit the following...

    Sandakan
    KL
    Ko pan Ngan
    Ayuttahaya
    Bangkok
    Siem Reap
    Phnom Penh
    HCMC
    Hanoi
    Vientiane
    Shanghai
    Beijing

    We plan to use AirAsia mostly and then a few trains for shorter hops. Also is £1000/$1500 for food and drink too much or ok?

    #1 Posted: 15/1/2010 - 20:19

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  • Seba

    Joined Travelfish
    28th April, 2009
    Posts: 54

    I'm just back from a 60-day trip to SE-Asia...I'd say you're covering way too much ground (especially China)...and why do you stick to the big cities only? We stayed for 22 days in Laos and honnestly that 1 day in Vientiane was the least itneresting of all...

    #2 Posted: 16/1/2010 - 02:23

  • mic59

    Joined Travelfish
    30th July, 2008
    Posts: 107
    Total reviews: 5

    If all the cities were in one country I'd say no problem but you're looking at a load of travel. I would take more for food and drink myself. 60 days of meals in Cambodia, Thailand ot Laos would only be about $800, assuming you keep away from western food; but Shanghai and Beijing could be a different matter.
    I agree with Seba, Vientiane is less than interesting, although I did have an extremely tasty fish dinner there.

    My suggestion would be cut the last 3 cities and you should be OK. If you have time over it's east to get to places in Thailand from the train or bus stations in Bangkok.

    #3 Posted: 16/1/2010 - 08:40

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6291
    Total reviews: 10

    It also isn't clear to me what you want to do in these places. I would suggest traveling to locations with a purpose - to see some specific things or do some specific things. Whether those things are seeing interesting sites or whether they are to go and party or to bum around on a beach, if you have an idea of what you want to do it will really help to shape out a plan of where you can best do or see those things.

    #4 Posted: 16/1/2010 - 10:06

  • MrSB

    Joined Travelfish
    29th December, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Well the plan wasnt to stay in all of those major cities, but rather to use them as a base to then explore surrounding areas. Want to do site seeing, partying and relaxing. I was debating on whether to take out China, but it would seem better to cut costs and make it easier for travel. The main thing about this post was to see about travelling times and money. Train and bus seem good to do though.

    Thanks for your posts :)

    #5 Posted: 16/1/2010 - 20:42

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