I am planning to take a month maximum to travel to all these places and I need suggestions for itineraries and routes! Ideally, I would like to start my trip in Bali, Indonesia and end it in Bangkok, Thailand since I am flying from Los Angeles. Would really appreciate any suggestions.
#1 antoinetiux has been a member since 6/4/2010. Posts: 8
Im currently trying to work out a similar route and I was hoping it wasn't going to be such a headache, but its difficult because i hate to idea of retracing my steps, but I think is going to have to be done in some way.
Im heading out to Bali in September for hopefully a month (learning to surf and hopefully visit the gilis etc), then i'm looking at getting to KL either by Air Asia Bali-Singapore-KL (seems the cheapest with them) or travel up through Java to Jakarta then fly to KL, or there is also the option of traveling further up into Sumatra and getting the ferry to Malaysia (haven't looked to much into that at the moment. but im guessing if you want to see some more of indonesia than I do, then traveling overland and up may be a better option for you?
Obviously my time frame is a lot longer, but i'm looking at staying in thailand and bali for a while. so hopefully the general route idea may help you out.
Then from KL fly to Hanoi with Air Asia, then work my way down Vietnam into Cambodia up to Laos then down through Thailand starting in the north, down to the islands then back up to bangkok to leave for Aus around december time (money permitting).
Ive worked it that way to hopefully get better weather and also as you do i wanted to finish in Bangkok, and that route seems the most logical to me (without to much retracing of steps)
#2 bedders has been a member since 19/8/2010. Posts: 5
@antoinetiux some suggestions on your interests would be helpful!
@bedders There are very cheap flights from Bali to both Singapore and KL, so if you're not interested in going to Sg then there is no need to. Otherwise plan looks sensible. Bali is quite heavily touristed (especially at the moment) as are the Gilis, so if you chose to overland through Java, say stopping at Solo and Yogyakarta along the way, then you'd see a bit more of a "traditional" Indonesia. I lived in Jakarta for two years, it isn't somewhere I feel I ever need to revisit!