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43 day backpacking

Posted by wal431522 on 16/11/2015 at 16:54

Next summer I am going backpacking in Southeast Asia. We're flying into/out of Bangkok, with a total of 43 days in between. We're wondering how foar "outward" as in, into Myanmar/Burma and Cambodia, we should travel, to insure enough time for us to get back to Bangkok for our flight.
We are comfortable with visas, so that's not a problem, the only question we have is are we going to be spreading ourselves too thin making a loop through all three countries?

How should we handle our trip and what do you recommend us seeing and doing, as our "simplified" interests can be seen below:)

Our interests include (simplified):
Angkor Wat
Buddhism & Hinduism
Beaches & Islands & Waterfalls
Some "nightlife" & Parties
Surviving Culture/history

#1 wal431522 has been a member since 16/11/2015. Posts: 1

Posted by Gogomobile on 16/11/2015 at 17:30

Buy a guidebook. Study google maps and airline routes and read up as much as possible. Allocate 5 to 7 days in the spots that interest you most and 2 to 3 in other places. So you might go with 6 main destinations and 6 minor ones.

#2 Gogomobile has been a member since 14/4/2015. Posts: 412

Posted by exacto on 16/11/2015 at 20:44

Hi wal,
On longer trips like this flying in and out of BKK, many folks save the last week before they go home for Thai islands and beaches. That way you have the most relaxing part of the trip to look forward to, and make sure you aren't too worn out from your holiday when you get back home.
Also, there is a pretty good suggested itineraries section on Travelfish that should be useful for you. It seems like you already have a general idea of where you want to go and what you want to do. These suggested itineraries should help you fine tune your plans. Have a look at: https://www.travelfish.org/trip_planner/

#3 exacto has been a member since 12/2/2006. Location: United States. Posts: 2,847

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