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2 Month SE Asia Itinerary- Possible?

  • squirk

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    I am traveling with my girlfriend from California to Southeast Asia in January/February (~55 days).  Below is the itinerary we were thinking about following.  I was looking for some thoughts from experienced travelers to this part of the world if this is possible, or if we should thin it out a little:
    1. Flying into Hanoi (2-3 days)-- Ha Long Bay (3-4 days)
    *1 Day Bus to Phang Na or 1Hr Flight*
    2. Phong Nha/Ke Bang National Park/Hue (3 Days)
    *4 Hr Bus or 2 Hr Train to Hoi An*
    3. Hoi An/Da Nang (2-3 Days)
    *Flight to Ho Chi Minh*
    4. Ho Chi Minh/Phu Quoc Island/Mekong Delta (2-3 Days)
    *Flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh *
    1. Phnom Penh (1/2 Day)
    *4-5 Hr Bus to Kampot *
    2. Kampot (3-4 Days) 
    *4-5 Hr Bus back to Phnom Penh*
    3. Phnom Penh (1/2 Day)
    *5 Hr Bus to Siem Reap * 
    4. Siem Reap & Angkor Wat (3 Days)
    *Fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane *
    1. Vientiane (2-3 Days)
    *4 Hr Bus to Vang Vieng *
    2. Vang Vieng (2-3 Days)
    *8 Hr Bus to Louang Phabang*
    3. Louang Phabang (2-3 Days)
    *Bus, Train or Plane to Chiang Mai *
    1. Chiang Mai (3-4 Days)
    *Overnight Train to Bangkok*
    2. Bangkok (1/2 Day)
    *Fly from Bangkok to Krabi*
    3. Andaman Islands (5 Days)

    From here we were thinking about flying to Bali/ Lambok for ~7-10 Days if we have time before flying to New Zealand.

    Thanks in advance for your responses!

    #1 Posted: 9/11/2010 - 02:45

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  • Caswell

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    3rd August, 2009
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    Total reviews: 2

    Hello there
    From my research an alternative to:
    Flight from Ho Chi Minh to
    Phnom Penh *
    will be taking the bus. Almost as quick and much cheaper.

    #2 Posted: 26/2/2011 - 20:18


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    "From here we were thinking about flying to Bali/ Lambok for ~7-10 Days if we have time before flying to New Zealand."

    Good idea. Breaks up that long flight home.

    #3 Posted: 15/4/2011 - 15:36

  • SBE

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    While it might be possible in theory, it looks like most of your time will be spent sitting on trains, buses and planes.

    SE Asia is a very very easy place to wing it. You've obviously already done a lot of research so by all means take along your itinerary but use it as a transport reference guide, not as a timetable you need to stick to slavishly.

    The only country you're going to need to get a visa in advance is the first one, Vietnam.

    Land in Hanoi and take it from there.

    #4 Posted: 15/4/2011 - 16:22

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