In the middle of planning my trip for 2012 and the plan is to spend 12 weeks around South East Asia. I have come up with a rough itinary but would love some recomendations or advice from anyone who has travelled the area before.
Manchester - Singapore (FLY)
Singaport - Bali (FLY)
Bali - Kuala Lumpur (FLY)
Kuala Lumper - Southern Thailand (TRAIN)
Southern Thialand - Bangkok (TRAIN/FLY)
Bangkok - Through Northern Thailand (TRAIN/BUS)
Norther Thailand - Laos (TRAIN)
Laos - Vietnam (TRAIN)
Vietnam - Cambodia (TRAIN)
Cambodia - Bangkok (TRAIN/FLY)
Bangkok - Sydney
Any input will be apreciated.
Carl & Claire
Advice on what?
Beaches, accomodation, restaurants, how long to spend in ?, costs, sites to visit?
If planning a trip to a country I haven't visited before, I generally start with getting a few up-to-date LP or Rough Guide books out of the library.
[ Edit: Edited on 22-Feb-2011, at 14:51 by RTW Guy ]
Hiya. this itinery sounds decent.
I am going to SE Asia on the 7th of June just booked the tickets.
Ours is very similar but the other way round:-
London to Bangkok (fly)
Bagkok through Cambodia (land)
Cambodia To south Vietnam (land)
South Vietnam to North Vietnam (land)
North Vietnam to Laos (land)
Laos to North Thailand (land)
North Thailand to South Thailand and island hopping around Ko Phangan/ Kao tao/ Phi Phi etc. (land)
North Thailand to Malaysia (land)
Malaysia to Singapore (land)
Singapore to Bali (Fly)
Bali to Darwin .. .. .. and the rest of my 9 months in other areas.
I agree with the last person read through some guide books and on the internet for areas of interest and try and mark some general points of travel in each country to know your general route - don't be too strict on these as when your there you might hear of something else which can take you off route.
A couple of points of interest for us for example were
- Full moon party in Ko Pangan which has specific dates so we know we need to be there by that date.
- Notre Dame Cathedral HCMC so we knew our route would take us that way etc...
Hope this helped.