We are a couple in our mid 20,s looking to do a bit of travelling around Thialand in October for about 4 weeks, Looking for some helpfull tips, info on time to spend in certain city,s, where to stay clear of, the best way of travelling from city to city and of course how much we should budget for on a daily basis,
#1 kestrell83 has been a member since 22/5/2012. Posts: 4
It depends on what kind of vacation you are looking for. That's not very clear here. Most couples are looking for a beach kind of vacation, but that doesn't sound like what you are looking for. Do you have specific likes and dislikes? What kind of vacation do you want?
#2 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
MadMac is right in asking for more details; hard to answer otherwise.
However, as you're young folks, I'd say head to Chiang Mai straightaway, where you can decompress and get the lay of the land.
It's a small big city with hundreds of guesthouses, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene fueled by the Uni located there.
There are great, reasonable clubs with all types of music, and daytrips out of the city are also very reasonable and easily arranged.
Until we hear more from you, you might look into Chiang Mai for now, and then decide if you want to head south to an island or beach city.
#3 yippie65 has been a member since 12/5/2011. Posts: 27
Thanks for reply,
We will be starting our trip in Oct from Phucket,spending 2 weeks there,then looking for idea,s for after that, not looking for a beach holiday,more interested in travelling and sight seeing, where should we head after Phucket and are we best travelling more by train or by air.
We are looking at possibly heading into Veitnam aswell.
Is buying or renting a motorbike a good option?
#4 kestrell83 has been a member since 22/5/2012. Posts: 4
altmtl is right - the math is working here.
#6 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
After your two weeks in Phuket , you are looking for another destination for the other two weeks, is that right? And since you've already got two weeks at the beach, the other two weeks should be somewhere other than the beach. Is that right?
As Yippie says, Chiang Mai would be a good option for you. It is a fun place to visit with lots to see and do and great restaurant choices. You could easily spend two weeks in the northern Thailand area, based in Chiang Mai and with side trips to Chiang Dao and Soppong and Mae Hong Son, etc.
If you are interested in culture and history, then Angkor Wat is a wonderful adventure too, although even with travel to/from usually only takes up about a week. After Angkor Wat you could visit other places in Cambodia or go back to Thailand and spend the rest of your time in Kanachanaburi and Bangkok.
Or you could visit Vietnam as you've said.
The train doesn't go to Phuket, so your best option from there will be to fly. But you could fly from Phuket to Bangkok and then take the train from there to Chiang Mai, for example.
I think that you won't be anywhere long enough to worry about buying a motorbike. Plus you will spend too much time trying to buy it and then sell it again. Maybe just rent one for a few days as you need it on this trip. Good luck!
Kestrel already has a conversation going on in the Vietnam forum with similar questions, and a slightly different set of info. Makes it a bit confusing and frustrating to provide meaningful help: