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1. Posted by rag7 (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

Hi,

My girlfriend and I have decided to take an adventure to South East Asia but i have a few doubts/worries which i am hoping some of you experienced travellers may be able to help with.

We haven't decided exactly our route but we have got 3-4 weeks and would definitely like to spend some time in Vietnam, Cambodia and then probably Thailand (seems easiest to fly to Bangkok so maybe only a couple of days there - not intending to travel around the rest of Thailand).

My questions:
We would like to travel between June - August. I know this covers the wet season, do you think this would spoil the trip? We aren't intending to spend hours and hours on the beach etc but will it make sightseeing difficult?

How much money do you think is needed? We are looking to stay in moderate accomodation (nothing fancy) and only intend to spend on experiences and trips rather than buying souverniers or high end restaurants.

Is there an obvious route to incorporate the main sights in these countries??

Any help would be fantastic

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1827 posts) 7y

June to August can have a few hours light or heavy rain per day or torrential rain for a few days. Then again, you might get only a few days rain per week. The best time really to go is January where you can have virtually guaranteed sun instead of the icy weather back home.

Prices are of course lower and accommodation easier to get in the low season but take an umbrella. You can do it overland or you can book cheap one way flights with AirAsia. All 3 countries are quite cheap and travelling will probably be your biggest expense.

3. Posted by rag7 (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

Thanks for the reply. The only real time we are able to make the trip (due to work) is between end of May and start of September. Do you think the weather would ruin the trip? We would like to visit the beaches etc but really, the main thing for us is to experience the culture and see things that we would never see in Europe.

What sort of budget do you think per day for accomodation (private room but hostel fine), food and normal tourist attractions/experiences? I know it will vary massively from person to person but as a guideline? Do you think a £3000 budget would be ok (not incl flights from uk)