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5 Weeks Thai-Indochina

Posted by Tarcus on 17/4/2007 at 08:52

Im planning a trip to Thailand,Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia for 5 weeks. Travelfish is helping me a lot for this purpose.
I did a first itinerary but I don`t know if it`s to much for 5 weeks. At this moment I don`t know exactly how long to stay in each place. I will be really grateful for any advice.

This is my itinerary :

Chiang Mai
Chiang Khong
Huay Xai
Luang Prabang
Vang Vieng
Tha Khaek
Da Nang
Hoi an
Nha Trang
Mui Ne
Can Tho
Chau Doc
Phnom Penh
Siem Reap

Yours sincerly

#1 Tarcus has been a member since 10/4/2007. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/4/2007 at 23:17 admin

Hi Tarcus,

That's 25 places in 35 days -- too much in my opinion. Just going through your list, here's what I'd guess most people would allow for each place:

Bangkok 3 days
Ayutthaya 1 day
Lopburi 1/2 day
Sukhothai 2 days
Chiang Mai 3 days
Chiang Khong 1 day
Huay Xai 1 day
Pakbeng 1/2 day
Luang Prabang 4 days
Vang Vieng 3 days
Vientiane 2 days
Tha Khaek 2 days
Savannakhet 1 day
Hue 3 days
Da Nang 1 day
Hoi an 3 days
Nha Trang 3 days
Mui Ne 3 days
Saigon 3 days
Can Tho 2 days
Chau Doc 1 day
Phnom Penh 3 days
Siem Reap 3 days
Battambang 2 days
Bangkog 1 day

For a total of over 50 days -- and that's before you allow for transportation etc.

Realistically, unless you want to spend half your trip in a bus, you've got to be brutal and cut some places out. At a glance, I'd say drop:
Lopburi, Tha Khaek and Savannakhet, Da Nang, Mui Ne and maybe Battambang. Even with those cuts you're going to be tight. perhaps look into taking a couple of flights to save some time...

Peter, if you want to send me the excel file, I can link it to your post so people can download it from there -- can email me at


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