I'm planning a first trip, with backpack, to Asia for next winter and will only have close to a month to travel. I've traveled enough to know it's a bad idea to rush around / country count, and have read this is especially true in SE Asia, but I am hoping for a good "overview" trip which hits some key places while allowing for enough time in each spot to not feel too rushed.
The following itinerary is more like a sketch / initial draft. I don't want to have a set-in-stone plan. Does this seem practical for an overview trip? I eliminated Vientiene though would love to see Buddha Park. Hanoi may seem tacked on but is somewhere I'd really like to go.
Thanks for any suggestions!
1 - Bangkok
2 - Bangkok
3 - Bangkok
4 - Siem Reap / Angkor Wat / Cambodia
5 - Siem Reap / Angkor Wat / Cambodia
6 - Siem Reap / Angkor Wat / Cambodia
7 - Back to Bangkok
8 - Ayutthaya
9 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
10 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
11 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
12 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
13 - Chiang Mai / N. Thailand
14 - Overland Laos (slow boat?)
15 - Overland Laos (slow boat?)
16 - Luang Prabang
17 - Luang Prabang
18 - Luang Prabang
19 - Luang Prabang
20 - Fly to Hanoi
21 - Hanoi
22 - Hanoi
23 - Hanoi
24 - Hanoi
25 - Hanoi
26 - Depart
#1 azular has been a member since 5/4/2013. Posts: 2
I think it looks like a fine plan. I'd maybe take a day off Hanoi and add it to Siem Reap though, as the first day in Siem Reap is obviously travel from BKK to there (are you flying or overland?).
Thanks for your reply. Good point about Siem Reap. I was planning overland assuming that's practical.
#3 azular has been a member since 5/4/2013. Posts: 2