I've been reading these posts and you're like a fountain of knowledge here! And it's amazing you're all so helpful with itineraries.
My partner and I have visited Thailand a couple of times, but it's the only place in this region (been taking holidays in the latin part of the world recently) and we thought it was about time to fix that!
We love beautiful scenery and like to have some nightlife, whether it's having a beer in a bar with a local, or just meeting other tourists and partying.
We have three weeks (end of Dec, early Jan) and are keen to see Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, or at least two of the three. I've seen some workable flights in and out of Vietnam and we're happy to fly within the region to save on time throughout the route. But everyone else seems to fly in and out of BKK and Chang Mai, but we have done these areas before and we would rather not duplicate. Is HCMC the best place in the region to fly to?
It's my boyfriends birthday on Dec 31st, so it's important to spend that night somewhere that will create some memories if anyone has any suggestions too?
Any help with an itinerary would be massively appreciated...
#1 iciclesecret has been a member since 17/7/2008. Posts: 16
Three weeks isn't a lot of time to fit in three countries -- or four if you count Thailand -- so regional flights would be a good idea. Take a look at our story on the Discovery Airpass for details on how you can get it to work for you.
Itinerary-wise, take a look through the suggested itineraries -- especially the regional ones, as they'll give you an idea of how long it takes to get around.
last piece of advice, is remember, LESS IS MORE -- you're better off trying to see a couple of spots in each country rather than trying to see all of Vietnam in a week. Pick your choice destinations in each and work a plan around those -- don't try to see to much or you'll be needing a holiday to get over the holiday!
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,770
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thank you x
#3 iciclesecret has been a member since 17/7/2008. Posts: 16