So after having to cancel my trip to Thailand back in December 2008, I'm finally ready to hopefully make it out there for 5 weeks starting late January 2011. I would probably head out there alone.
After reading much about Vietnam, I would like to include it in my trip.
In Thailand, I think I could stick to Bangkok and Ko Samui...then hop over to Vietnam.
As far as flying out of the states, I'm looking at either departing from San Diego or JFK...depends where I'm at during that time. I'm guessing my best bet would be to fly to Bangkok.
I just starting to plan things out and I would appreciate any advice.
#1 molocono has been a member since 6/9/2010. Posts: 24
Yes, Bangkok would be the sensible hub -- and look into cheap flights with a low cost carrier for Bangkok to Hanoi or Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City .Flights are often very cheap, especially if booked a fair bit in advance.
Regional budget carrier Air Asia http://www.airasia.com flies between Bangkok and Hanoi/HCMC cheap if booked online in advance. Also Jetstar http://www.jetstar.com does cheap domestic flights in Vietnam. Don't forget to nip up to northern Thailand for a week or so - good contrast to Thailand's southern beaches and Chiang Mai is a relief after crazy Bangkok.
Well, originally I was going to do BKK, Chiang Mai , and Ko Samui...but I developed an interest in Vietnam and wanted to squeeze that in...so I thought I'd eliminate Chiang Mai from the itinerary. Is it possible to do all of that in 5 weeks?
Haven't really researched what parts of Vietnam I'd like to visit.
#4 molocono has been a member since 6/9/2010. Posts: 24