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1. Posted by george1979 (Full Member 101 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi i'm just about to leave on an RTW trip and the last leg of the trip will be landing in Singapore then travelling up to Bangkok. Was planning on seeing Cambodia (angkor wat) aswell.
I have planned to spend a month on this leg of my journey - do you think this will be enough time to see the area without rushing around too much? As this is the last leg of my trip i don't wanna be streesed out trying to get to places on time.
A large chunk of my 12 month trip is taken up with Oz (about 5 months - working visa) so this restricts my time in other places. What do you think?

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5655 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Unfortunately, one months for both visiting the Singapore to Bangkok stretch and including Cambodia is too short. You will need a month for both parts.
Although if you only want to see and experience Angkor Wat, I think about 5 days from Bangkok and back will be enough.

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I think you can do it, though it will be a busy trip. I agree with Utrect that 5 days return from Bangkok is good to go see Angkor if you don't plan to see anything else in the country. I did the same 5 day trip my first time there and it was definelty worth it.
The time between Singapore and Thailand depends on how much beach time you want. You can do a few stops in Malaysia - Melaka, Cameron Highlands, and Penang for example, and most of the rest of the time will be divided between Islands in Southern Thailand. If you have time once you arrive in Bangkok, it's worth checking out some towns in the area, such as kanchanaburi. So you could something like:

Singapore - 2 days
Melaka, Cameron Highlands, Penang - 8-9 days
Beaches - Bangkok - 8-9 days
Cambodia - 5 days
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, maybe Ayathaya - 5 days

4. Posted by george1979 (Full Member 101 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the advice guys - very helpful.
You think 12 months is a long time when you 1st plan it until you start to really think about where you will be, travel time etc. Think i will try to squeeze in a couple of extra weeks for that leg of the trip if i can.