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1. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 10y

I'm leaving mid-September on a trip around SA Asia for around 8 months (hoorah!). I want to avoid monsoonal weather as much as possible. Wondered if anyone has any advice as to the best places to be in what months? I'm using Bangkok as a base and plan to travel mostly overland (in this order) Nth Thailand, Loas, Cambodia, Vietnam, [back to Thailand for some beaches, then possibly south India for a month], Malaysia, Indonesia, Philipines and Hong Kong. I'm clued up on Thailand weather thanks to a few threads here, but I'm confused about the rest! Is this a good order - or will I be following the monsoon? HelP!

2. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y


From what I have managed to research, 'rainy' seasons in each country are:

Cambodia - June to Oct

Indonesia - Oct to Apr

Laos - May to Oct

Vietnam - north Apr to Sept, south Oct to Mar

Malaysia - West coast May to Oct; East coast Nov to Feb

Philippines - June to Sept (May to Nov is typhoon season)

India, I don't know about sorry!



3. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 10y

Hey Donna. Thank you so much - that is really helpful