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Posted by ClaireEPonting on 19/10/2011 at 02:45

Hi - please help me to put together a travel itinery!

My partner and I are planning to travel around Thailand for 3 weeks next November/December (2012) for my partner's 40th birthday! Neither of us has been to Thailand.
Can you help with suggestions to put together an itinery for the 3 weeks? We're happy to try any new experiences and not too fussy where we go or stay. We're not on a tight budget but neither do I want to waste money!!!!
Can't wait to hear your opions.

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Posted by exacto on 19/10/2011 at 08:30

Hi Claire,

Welcome to Travelfish. The first thing you'll want to do is discover the Planning section on the website. It will give you heaps of great tips on general travel in Thailand. Best of all, it also contains several ready-made itinerary suggestions for you to review. You can pick a 3-week suggestion or string together a few of the shorter ones. Pick and choose according to your taste, be it beach, culture and temples, off-the-beaten-track, food, etc.

Once you've built a general itinerary based on those ideas, pop back on with specific questions and we'll help you fine tune it. Good luck! Cheers.

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Posted by ClaireEPonting on 20/10/2011 at 00:54

Thank you so much for the reply. I will definitely be having a look at that. If anyone can add any suggestions I would be grateful.

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Posted by phishsticks on 20/10/2011 at 09:23

I have been doing research for a while on an up coming trip, it seems that one of the can't miss things are northern Thailand and a hill tribe trek. Starting with checking out Chiang mai. We're then gona go to Chiang doa a do a little trek and enjoy the northern mountains. Its really close to Chiang mai but far enough removed that you can go for a 1 or 2 night light trek to remote villages. Also it seems a trip to Thailand is not complete without hitting up the southern islands. We are gona go to Ko Phi Phi which is supposedly stunning but over touristed and railay which is a little more laid back. We are also going to go to the jungle in either Koh Sok NP or Koh Sam Roi Yot NP. Both of which sound amazing. Also if we have time we will probably spend a few days in Kanchanaburi or Sangkhlaburi. If you want some ancient ruins check out Ayutthaya. These are just some highlights, once your in the Thailand section of the website there is a list towns and cities and read the description of each one and find out which ones interest you, by the end of the week you'll want to have them all on your itinerary!


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Posted by ClaireEPonting on 23/10/2011 at 22:09

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. As you've said the more I'm looking into this trip of a lifetime the more time I want to do everything!!!! However, I have to be realistic and 3 weeks is all we can manage off work :-(. Thank you for your advice, will certainly look at them. Think we're going to start off looking at a map and plotting where to go and what we would like to do and hopefully put together some kind of itenary. Did think about going to a specialist company to put it all together but would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this. I can put it all together myself just wondered if its worth it. Thoughts please....

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Posted by ClaireEPonting on 24/10/2011 at 01:43

Thank you for your reply. We're planning on flying into Bangkok and spending a few days there.

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