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5 Weeks Thai-Indochina

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

Hi,
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 :

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


Yours sincerly
Tarcus

#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 helpdesk@travelfish.org.

Cheers

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