Posted by elenaisoard on 26/6/2011 at 09:44
i am planning on traveling 24 days with my mom. we've ever been there but heard recomendations from cambodia, myanmar and thailand. we are starting at singapoour and want to do myanmar, thailand, cambodia, and indonesia for sure but we might also want vietnam and malasia. wha are your recomendations for our trip oe whats should we do next and what should we avoid?
thankyou very much
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Posted by busylizzy on 26/6/2011 at 10:05
Hmm.. so you are suggesting up to 7 countries in 24 days. Let's see, that works out at 3.4 days per country. Take away one day of travelling to get between each one, that leaves 2.4 days per country. OK - I assume you will want to see more than one place in each country, so that means another day of travelling within each country to get from place A to place B, leaving 1.4 days split between two places - .7 days in each location for actual sight-seeing.
Seriously, though, you really need to think about what it is you want to do. 24 days means you are probably best spending your time in one country, or maybe seeing the highlights in two. Don't try to do more.
It is impossible for us to make suggestions without knowing anything about you, or your interests. I would suggest that you start reading around the info on this website, and decide what is practical and interesting for you. Pick 1-2 countries, then start thinking about an itinerary from there - and then we can provide more help answers
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Posted by caseyprich on 26/6/2011 at 19:13
24 days = 3 countries maximum, better with 2 countries - especially if you're looking to do relaxing beach time anywhere. I say 3 countries maximum if you have an idea to do something like only Angkor Wat in Cambodia or just checking out Luang Prabang in Laos - a sort of single stop.
This sounds like the kind of itinerary we American's were making for our European summer holidays back in the 80s. A couple days Paris and you've seen France, a couple days in Rome with a trip to Pompeii and you've done Italy, Athens for a night and Greece is checked off the list. You see every country in Europe in a couple weeks, but you barely see it.
Everything Lizzy said was right on about travel times - distances are deceptively short on a map, but long on the road.
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Posted by exacto on 26/6/2011 at 23:30
Like the others have said, you don't want to spend your entire time getting from one place to the next. It isn't like western europe, where you can spend the day in Luxembourg and still make a late dinner in Brussels. Distances are long and travel times are longer.
The other thing is that you don't want to spend your entire budget getting from place to place either. It costs money to move around too.
Anyway, there are lots of great options on how to fill your three weeks, but any suggestions would depend on what types of things you want to experience (exciting cities, nature, ancient ruins and culture), how much money you have to spend (backpacker poor vs big budget) transport preferences (bus, train, flight) and level of travel experience and comfort level. Let us know and we can share some ideas with you. Cheers.
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Posted by MADMAC on 27/6/2011 at 09:08
Pick one country - or find a good crack dealer because you will need it to keep going. Let me see, I have 24 days, I want to visit Russia, Poland, Sweden, Germany, France, England and Spain. That's kind of what you're doing here. The distances are difficult to transit here because of the transportation infrastructure. So you would have to fly from capital city to capital city, and you would not have time to leave the capital cities.
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