Myself and my friend are heading on a year long trip in July.
We hope to visit Thailand for 3 weeks, before moving on to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, The Gilly Islands, Bali and on to Australia for the remainder of the year.
We are aiming to be in Australia (Perth) by October, where we plan to work and travel!
Just wondering if anybody has any advice for us, while we are in Asia, on how long to spend in each place, and whether to travel by land or air from place to place??
Or would you guys recommend these places or are we missing out on anywhere!!?
Our budget is about is about 3,000 euro each for the trip until we get to Australia.
Laos - 1 week
Fly into Luang prabang (Night markets, Elephant village) and make your way down to Vang Vieng (tubing, hot air ballooning) then Vientiane (Not much here)
Bus/Fly it over to Cambodia Probably 7-9 days, check out Siem reap, maybe head south and relax on the beach for a few days then bus to Phnom Penh
Then its a 8 hour bus ride to Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam has pretty good travel resources - trains and buses can be used to travel the country. And if you're short for time, cheap internal flgihts from Jetstar Asia are helpful! I'd visist - HCMC, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha long bay, Sappa (Bit out of the way).
Then Fly from Hanoi to Singapore. Plenty of stuff to do in Singapore. Can be pretty pricey! Singapore Flyer, Casino, Universal studios. Robertson Quay and Chijmes for nightlife!
Thank you so much for your help!
If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask!