Some friends and I are planning a 2 month trip through Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos next summer. However, due to some schooling conflicts we won't be able to start the trip until the beginning of June. I know that the wet season typically starts in May but I was just wondering how bad it will be in each region and if it would even be worth traveling to some parts.
If all goes according to plan we would be in Thailand until the later part of June, then Singapore and Bali for about a week, move into Cambodia for the first part of July, then Vietnam and Laos each for a week, and then back to Thailand!
How would the weather effect our trip? I'm all for pushing through and enjoying it no matter what, but some of the other members in my group are a little concerned with travel and whether or not we would get any beach time. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you and safe travels!
"I'm all for pushing through and enjoying it no matter what"
That's the right attitude. No sense trying to predict weather conditions for specific days/places in the middle of the "wet" season in the tropics. Can be rainy, but usually not all day, can be sunny, sometimes too much. You'll probably get sunny beach time somewhere in there, but no guarantees. After you've burnt to a crisp you'll probably welcome a bit of shade and shower.
IMO The nicest time of the year. Clears the air, cools the temperature and the terrain is lush. The rain usually isn't constant but can come down heavily so carry a folding umbrella. Much better than a rain coat which makes you sweat so you still get soaked. Check out what kind of road you will be travelling on as if it's not sealed and is just plain old laterite it is likely to turn very, very muddy and slow any transport down.