Here is what i have been planning:
Delhi - Goa - Katmandu - Bangkok - Ko Phangan/Tao - (Angkor) - Ho Chi Minh - Manila - (Tokyo) - Bangkok
Budget accomodation for the most part, and flying only if neccesary.
What say the people? How much time and money do i need, to do this with/without Japan?
I'm confused by this question and proposed route. Are you flying between each of these Cities and visiting places around it? Or are you planning on just visiting these places? Or are you planning on doing as much of this overland as possilbe.
With such and open ended questions there are multiple answers.
You could do most of it overland:
Delhi -Goa -Kathmandu - 1 months if you want to see a bit in between
Fly to Bangkok
Bangkok - Islands - Angkor - Ho Chi Mihn - 1 month, again, if you plan to see more than just these 4 places
Fly to Manila - I have no idea how long to spend there, I supose it depends on how much time you want to spend on the beach.
Fly to Tokyo - How long probably depends on how much money
The amount of money you need for most of these places will average about $20-25 a day when you are on the ground. Japan will be significantly more.
But if all you want to do is fly between all these destinations you will need less time, and much more money.
Personaly, if you want to see all these places and the highlights in between (because with the exception of Angkor, none of these places are the highlights of their country), than make this trip at least 6 months long.
Thank you for your reply!
I was planning on doing as little flying as possible, so that means travelling overland much of the time, yes.
Basicly i was looking to fit in at least India, Bangkok and Manila.
Manila i will visit family, and i plan on staying for a while studying in Bangkok.
I am not neccesarily particullary interested in the cities themselves, just as some kind of reference.
Maybe you have a sugestion if u have to include India, Manila and Bangkok?
Spend approximately a week, in each place.
Budget for around $20(more than u will need, for most places) dollars per day on average for food accomodation and sight seeing. Except for Tokyo. It is expensive there. Maybe somebody else can provide price samples for hostels etc there. I have never been there, because of how expensive it is.
Have around $100 for visas and airport departure taxes(altogether). Then add on the cost of transport. That cost, will of course depend on what transport u use.
[ Edit: Edited on Mar 29, 2007, at 6:45 AM by Mel. ]
well its a strange itinery to say the least but going off that id say if your british then cheap a cheap weeks deal to fly straight into Goa spend some time on the beach there and then take a train north towards bombay, from there head north again up into rajhastan and then go into delhi... do some research on india before going though, there are many hightlights between goa & delhi where you may want to stop off...
from delhi head up into kathmandu, you may want to stay at chitwan national park first before going to either pokhara or kathmandu, from pokhara you will do all your treks and its very scenic and beautiful... then from kathmandu you can fly thai airways i think it is into bangkok...
after bangkok jump on an airasia flight to surat thani or get a bus and ferry to koh tao (only bother with koh tao if your gonna go diving)
then you'll have to head north where you can jump on a bus to the boarder with cambodia and head to siam reap for angkor or you get a airasia flight to phomn penh and get a bus to siam reap from there...
from phomn penh you can get a boat or a bus to vietnam to go to ho chi minh city, not sure how you want to get from vietnam to the phillipines, jetstarasia fly from phuket to manila and they also fly there from singapore... cheap good flights available with them...
again not sure on getting to tokyo from there, flights can work out pretty expensive to go there... so you'll have to research that one...
it might be worth popping into a travel agent and getting a price for a flight itinery for example
original destination - goa
kathmandu - bangkok
vietnam - manila
manila - tokyo
tokyo - bangkok
bangkok - home
i think it would work out pretty expensive though...
as for money you'll need it depends how long you want to be away for.... i spent 8000 english in 14 months! i dont think thats too bad at all considering it included 22 flights all around asia not to metion boat, bus and trains that we took...
i reckon you give yourself 6 weeks in india, 1 month in nepal, a couple of months to do thailand, cambodia & vietnam, a few weeks in manila and then 2 weeks in japan to do tokyo and & a couple of places around... maybe 6 months in total...
money wise i reckon about £500 a month tops, that way you can splash out a bit when you need to
hope that helps!