Is it possible to cover all these places / countries in 2 months?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 12, 2012 7:33 AM Last Post By: golisw
Aug 11, 2012 6:12 PM
Is it possible to cover all these places / countries in 2 months?Hey guys!
I'm leaving on December 21st and arriving in Cairo on Dec 23rd. I'm coming back to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb 22nd. After doing a lot of research, I've finished planning all the places I'd like to visit but now I wonder whether I'm gonna be able to cover everything or not, so here I go:
21 - 23 Buenos Aires - Cairo (Dec)
23 - 27 Cairo
27 - 29 Alexandria
30 - 3 (Jan) Luxor
4 Cairo - Bangkok
5 - 11 Bangkok (Ayutthaya as an off the beaten path trip)
12 - 15 Phenom Pehn (cambodia, by bus)
15 - 17 Angkor
18 - 19 phenom pehn - Ho chi Minh city (Vietnam, bu bus)
19 - 21 Ho Chi Minh City
22 - 24 Hoi An
25 -31 Feb Hanoi (2 extra days for sapa trekking)
1 feb - Bangkok (by plane)
3 feb - Kanchanaburi (day trip)
3 - 10 southern islands (parties)
11 - 13 Kulua Lupar (Malaysia)
14 - 15 Melaka
16 - 20 Singapore
21 - bkk
22 - Cairo
23 - BsAs
Feasible? Do you think I'm gonna be on a really tight schedule? The thing is, I could cut out Cambodia and Vietnam, but then I'd have too much time to spare in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. I could also visit more places in Egypt. I travelled around Latin America last year and really hated to rush. I covered one city a day. It tired me out and once I hit Bogota, I just wanted to come back to BsAs to rest and relax. That' s why this time I'd like t to make it differently and spend more days in each place.
Thanks a lot!
Edited by: tincho1684
Aug 11, 2012 7:03 PM
1You're undertaking way to much, there are lots more things to do in the countries you've listed than what you are doing. pick two or three countries and stay a month or so in each. IMO you'll get more out of it. Like you said you didn't like rushing but it looks like you are heading that same way again. You realise you will be taking the best part of a day to travel between destinations, this can take up a lot of time. Maybe just stick with Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam on this trip, even then you'll not see it all.
Edited by: dogeatinghotchips
Aug 11, 2012 7:19 PM
2Hey, I've searched for different places to visit in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam but I'm not really into nature and it seems there's a lot of it over there, and if I stick to the cities and main spots, I could cover all I want, couldn't I? That's the question. The time it'd take to go from one city to the other is not that much. 6 hrs average I think. Longer routes will be covered by plane.
Thank you ver much for your response :)
Aug 11, 2012 7:22 PM
Aug 11, 2012 8:11 PM
4look at a map and you'll see its quicker to go from BKK to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) rather than PP, then on to PP after then it'll save you travelling the route twice.
I answered your question by saying you are trying to do to much, that is my answer. I think you'll find travel takes longer than you think. 6 hours is most of the day, you'll not be able to do much after that.
If you want to do it that way then go for it.
Aug 11, 2012 10:26 PM
Aug 11, 2012 10:41 PM
Aug 12, 2012 7:11 AM
7hahahaha ok ok, not so off the beaten path. I thought it over and came to the conclusion I'll stick to Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Cambodia and Vietnam may be more interesting than Malaysia and Singapore but Singapore looks so beautiful on google that I feel it's not a place to cut out.
Thank you all!
Aug 12, 2012 7:33 AM
8Don't cut out Cambodia---seam reap is fantastic---if you aren't into nature, then Vietnam can go. You may be so tired by the time you get to Singapore, that it may not look so beautiful! Unless its the major port city that you are flying out of. I haven't been yet though, i just know about the exhausted feeling on has making the last couple of connections. I wonder about Egypt's stability in December---you'll have to fly to luxor (or aswan and three hour train to luxor)--but you can't do much land travel. Luxor was our favorite place----so much historical stuff to see. SO MUCH. It needs several trips back. Also, don't stay in the main part of the city, stay on the west bank of the nile---much quieter---hear roosters and donkeys versus honking. and just as easy to get around. And closer to the tombs
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