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1. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

It feels like this website is becoming my second home as I'm always posting and reading different topics. I spoke to my friend today and tried to organise an itinerary of what to do. Were in south east asia for 5 weeks and want to fit as much as we can in, and we understand its going to be very fast paced!

Does this sound like a good enough plan:

Arrive Bangkok June 1st 7 am

Leave Bangkok June 3rd 6 pm for flight to Hanoi, Vietnam ( Spend 1-2 days)

Travel down to Hue by overnight train ( Spend 1-2 days)

Travel to Nha Trang by overnight train ( Spend 1-2 days)

Move down to Ho Chi Minh City. ( Spend 1-2 days)

Cross the border from Ho Chi Minh City into Cambodia, Phnom Penh ( Spend 1-2 days)

Move up to Angkor Wat and Siem Reap (Spend 2-4 days)

From Siem Reap travel back to Bangkok

Spend about 14 days in Thailand exploring Bangkok some more and Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Khao Sok and Phuket

From Bangkok head to Chiang Mai ( Spend 1-2 days)

Then over to Laos Vientiane and then to Lac Sao (Spend 4-5 days)

Back to bangkok for a couple of days and fly home!

Would this be a good way to go, or would you recommend a different order? Also is it best for us to get our visas now or when were over in South Asia?

Sorry for the long post

2. Posted by the_smurf (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I am doing something similar but moving in a clock-wise direction from Bangkok as train travel is very cheap-train to Chiang Mai, stopping a couple places on the way (Aruythaya and Lopebibi)- Golden triangle-slow boat Mekong River to Laos-Luang Prabang-Vang Vieng-Vientiene - Hanoi- down through Vietnam the places you mentioned-Cambodia (the places you said) then back through Bangkok and down to the south islands you mentioned (Phi Phi, Samui etc) then back up to Bangkok, maybe by boat? dont know... then to fly out..
Cant wait

3. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Mike,

The itinerary you stated is possible, but you will be whizzing through Vietnam pretty quickly. I spent over 3 weeks there a few yeas ago and didn't have time to see everything i wanted.

Sometimes, quality time is better than quantity. Maybe concentrate on Thailand and Laos and promise your self to travel Vietnam next once you complete your 5 week ‘taster’ for asia, you will want to travel much much more of it, and will give you the bug...guaranteed!


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