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10 weeks in SEA - your thoughts on my itinerary pls!

Posted by baylee29 on 2/4/2015 at 16:12

Hello there, My fiance and I will be heading to SEA for an extended honeymoon this summer (yay!). It will be our first time in SEA, and we are planning a 10-week tour based off of the 5-6-week regional itinerary suggested by Travelfish here. We would really love any advice/thoughts on our planned route from experienced SEA travelers. We are flexible, so if we get delayed due to weather/transportation or fall in love with a place we visit, we are happy to rejigger our itinerary as we go. The on ...

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Please help, need advise on SEA :)

Posted by steveandrowan on 26/3/2015 at 21:47

Myself and my misses are heading off to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in August (we understand this is the wet season). We have been travelling for just over two years non stop and are now hoping to do this on a budget of 7000AUD, is this possible for staying in private rooms in hostels for the most part? We would love to visit Hoi An, Halong Bay, The killing fields and the full moon in Koh Phangan. Also we were hoping to get the slowboat to LP and from Vietnam into Cambodia through the M ...

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LTRPFTP - first solo trip - 2 months - itinerary advice and questions?!

Posted by sjl9fc on 25/3/2015 at 20:16

Hey everyone, hope all is well out there on the road. I am a 23 year old male about to finish my graduate studies and am doing 2 months of traveling this summer in Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam from mid May to end of July. I have a decent amount of traveling experience but this will be my first solo venture. I love to party, meet new people, relax and chill on beaches. I more so travel to meet locals, fellow travelers and go with the general vibe of the area rather than check off a list of sigh ...

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Itinerary help - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam. 3 months

Posted by mitchsnake on 27/3/2015 at 05:19

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are travelling to Bangkok in August from the UK. We have a flight booked from Bangkok to India on December 17th, however we can change flights if we want so could stay longer. We would like some help with the itinerary for 3 months for these 4 countries. I have seen similar posts but with different time frames so thought i'd create a new post. We want to visit all the best places, we love beautiful scenery and culture and would like to see a bit of history too. ...

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2 months SEA advice on itinerary please

Posted by patrickolga on 22/3/2015 at 11:24

Hello travellers, My girlfriend and I are planning to visit SEA. We are both 26 years old, we like to hike and enjoy being outdoors. We are flying to Bangkok in 3 days (now in BaliJ). We would like to visit Thailand,Vietnam, Cambodia and maybe Laos. We plan to do this in 2 months (We don't really have an exact time limit but we would like to spend 2 months in the area). What do you think about our (rough) itinerary? We are considering two options. The first one: Bangkok 4 days Ayut ...

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Soapbox: About China

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/3/2015 at 02:19

From our latest newsletter About China Much has been written over the last few months regarding Chinese tourists in Thailand. There's the story from the temple in the north that built separate toilets for them, stories of them drowning on the beaches of Phuket and in boat accidents heading to Ko Phi Phi , and Facebook has been awash in comments regarding their seeming inability to queue. The most recent outrage was set off by some photos taken on Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Leh (in southern Thai ...

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Thailand/Laos/Veitnam 3 weeks

Posted by STEEBEE84 on 19/3/2015 at 11:22

Hi all I go to South east Asia for the second time in a months time, i fly into Bangkok, but we dont have a set itineray at the momrnt, Im thinking along the Lines of Bangkok to Chiang Mai (flight) Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by boat, Then Luang Prabang to Vientiane by bus, then cross the border to Udon thani then a flight for a quick stopover in bangkok to fly to Hanoi to check out Halang Bay and maybe fly down to Hoi an/Da Nang Questions 1. does this feel like it is a bit rushed ...

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Itinerary Advice for Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos(17days)

Posted by cookiemonster12 on 11/7/2012 at 16:31

Hi everyone, sorry if uve heard all this before but just trying to plan for 1st time trip to south east asia. Any advice would be really appreciated. Flying in and out of Bangkok on 2nd August until 22nd August. So roughly have 17 days to travel, rest and enjoy. The main places I'd love to visit are: Cambodia: Really want to see Siem Reap, Angkor Wat (Maybe Sianoukville) Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh ( maybe Mekong Delta), Hoi An, Hanoi & Halong Bay Laos: Luang Prabang I know it's probably too muc ...

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40 days trip from Ho Chi Ming to Singapore

Posted by nowy on 10/3/2015 at 14:47

Hi guys, Me and my girlfriend are going from Ho Chi Ming to Singapore in June. We dont have much of a plan just a draft: Ho Chi Ming->Mekong Delta (bus)-> Phnom Penh (boat)-> Siem Reap (bus)-> Bangkok (train)-> Krabi/KohSamui (train)(stay a bit longer)-> Penang(train)-> Malacca (train)-> Singapore It is our first time going to south east asia and first time for a longer trip so we'd rather take it slowly and easy. Do you have any recommendations regarding itinery? ...

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South East thailand or Vietnam?

Posted by Rosie91 on 14/3/2015 at 23:45

hi, I will be travelling solo through South East Asia throughout April/March. I have a few days with my sister in Bangkok in mid April then I'm starting a tour 3 weeks later starting in Bangkok. During these 3 weeks I was either going to fly down to Phuket and then gradually make my way back up to Bangkok for the tour or fly to Hanoi and make my way down through Vietnam for 3 weeks. Which option is more doable. Is there a lot to see around Phuket and how easy is it for solo female travelle ...

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22 year old, $10k USD, ~12 months. Suggestions?

Posted by cbg0927 on 1/8/2013 at 14:39

Hello all, Starting in November, I’m going to be taking a year-long journey throughout SE Asia - I'm looking into Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indo, Cambodia, Laos, and just maaaybe the Philippines. I’m very open to nixing countries from my list as this will allow me a more enriching experience if I move slowly (Definitely want to see Thailand/Vietnam). I’ve done some initial research, but I also was thinking to myself that these forums are an incredible place where people can make sugges ...

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Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma Itinerary/flight Advice

Posted by Caroline12 on 9/3/2015 at 19:53

Hi, I'm new to this forum and am looking for some planning advice. My boyfriend and I are going to be in SE Asia for 17 days in mid April. Originally we were only going to Cambodia and Vietnam but would like to visit Burma if we can manage it. We've narrowed down Cambodia to Siem Reap for 4 days and are focusing on Central and Northern Vietnam (Hue, Hoi An, Ha Long Bay, and Han oi). We're starting in Singapore and ending Han oi. Is it realistic to throw Burma into the mix and spend enough ti ...

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My 70 day SEA Itinerary... Is this possible? (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar)

Posted by MakesDue on 23/12/2014 at 16:07

Hey everyone- I am planning to visit SEA for ~70 days between March and May. Any thoughts / advice on the itinerary below would be greatly appreciated. I would particularly appreciate ideas on what to cut out (or what to add). I listed the countries and cities in order which I plan to visit. I also put the mode of transportation in which I plan to arrive by after the # days. Thank you!!! Vietnam: 21 days (3 flex days) Hanoi (2 days) - flight Halong Bay (3 days) - train Hanoi (1 day) - train Hu ...

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3 Months in SE Asia, starting in Bali -> Ending in Singapore: Whats doable?

Posted by Mangosch on 5/3/2015 at 07:24

Hey everyone! I'm going to travel SE Asia for 3 months, starting beginning of June and ending at the end of August and I have a rough idea of what I want to do and where I want to go and now I'm looking for a feedback and additional ideas/opinions etc. I will be spending the first month in Bali/Lombok for sure. At the end of the first month, June, my girlfriend is joining me in Lombok and we are hiking Mt. Rinjani. Everything after that is not decided yet. We have a couple different ideas: ...

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Beaches, Food, Culture

Posted by dazman85 on 8/3/2015 at 05:42

Hey I am planning of traveling with my wife to south east Asia for a 5-6 week trip in Late Feb Mar 2015. My wife and I are 26 and 30, we would like to spend the majority of our time island hoping staying / visiting some gorgeous more secluded than crowded islands with fantasist beaches and food. Secondly we would like to incorporate a bit of must see culture on the way. this is a first time visit and I am unsure if I am being to optimistic in terms of places we want o visit and or whether the it ...

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"Help with a planning a 6 month itinerary??"

Posted by Domj on 7/3/2015 at 13:28

Im in the process of mapping out a rough plan for a 6 month SE Asia backpacking route which I will be embarking on next year. I'm going to fly into Bangkok, then Nothern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Southern Thailand and then into Malaysia. Here is where I'm struggling on what to do next, I'm wanting to go to The Philippines, Borneo, Bali and end back in Singapore to fly home. Which Is the best/cheapest route to take, as from what I can see I'm having to fly back to Kuala Lumpa every time ...

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It begins in 3 days

Posted by DrDreidal on 6/3/2015 at 10:31

This Monday, my girlfriend and I are flying to Indonesia to begin our 5 month journey across Southeast Asia. I've used Travelfish extensively for this trip and just wanted to say thank you to this website and to all of you on the forum for helping me plan this adventure! We couldn't be more excited and can't wait to share our stories with those planning their next trip as well. Cheers! ...

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Malaria in Indonesia

Posted by catseyes8787 on 3/3/2015 at 08:42

Hi folks, I'm travelling to Indonesia (Bali, Lombok and Flores ) in a few weeks and I would like people's advice on Malaria. From what I've been reading, Flores is a malarial zone; do you reckon I need to take tablets prior to going or is the area "safe"? I know medical organizations are very conservative about it so I'd love opinions from experienced travellers/expats. If anti-malarials are advised, is it possible to get them in Bali? Thanks! ...

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What else would you add to this itinerary?

Posted by beantown on 23/2/2015 at 10:01

Hi guys, I'm visiting SE Asia in June with my boyfriend and just found out that I can add about two more weeks to the four weeks I was already planning there. So far, the plan is to visit (in order): Saigon (6/1-6/3) Hoi An (6/4-6/7) Hanoi + Halong Bay (6/7-6/13) Bangkok (6/14-6/16) Chiang Mai (6/17-6/20) Krabi (6/21-6/24) Koh Tao (6/25-6/30) What else would you add to this for 2 more weeks? We'll be flying out of Bangkok July 16th and wanted to see Angkor Wat at some point. Also, we can't ...

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Advice on spending 4 weeks in Laos/Cambodia

Posted by marryb on 19/12/2014 at 09:08

Hey guys! I am new in this forum, although Travelfish has been my go-to site for the past three years of dreaming I hope I am "behaving" properly, opening up a new topic for my question, but I´ve researched a lot, and my questions are still there, so I decided to just go ahead and post. The flight is booked, the days are getting crossed off the calendar... End of January, I will be heading to Bangkok to spend 10 weeks in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I´ve been to Thailand befo ...

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