SE Asia travel time
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 12:02 AM Last Post By: Apullings
Apr 28, 2012 4:56 PM
SE Asia travel timePlanning to visit SE Asia for November/December 2012 and January 2013. Would like to visit Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Will 3 months be enough time to do it all without rushing too much? Could possibly add on another week beginning of February. Also any suggestions about route of travel/
Apr 28, 2012 10:22 PM
1Mmmm, 7 countries in 90 days? 12 days each? It's a little rushed. Why don't you consider trimming a few of them?
On the other hand, the paperwork for entering those countries, excepting Myanmar, is pretty perfunctory, ranging from showing up with a passport (Thailand) to leaving your passport at the consulate for two days (Laos).
My point being, just go. Start in Vietnam, which is one of the biggest. When you're done there, go on to the next country. Repeat as necessary.
Apr 29, 2012 2:21 AM
2No I would allow at least 3 weeks for each country, that time of year I would stick to Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Route fly to Bangkok, fly to Yangon, tour Burma, then fly back to BKK, then into Cambodia then into south Vietnam, head north, spend time around Hanoi, triops to Halong Bay and Sapa, then across to Laos, northern Laos and then back to BKK. Vietnam you will need a visa before goiing to the border.
Apr 29, 2012 4:26 AM
3I agree with #2: just go at your own pace and see how far you'll make it. Starting in HCMC you could work your way up to Sapa, go to Laos, travel down south to Si Phan Don, crossing the border to Cambodia. After you've had enough here continue to northern Thailand and then go on to Myanmar. Afterwards, visit southern Thailands beaches. You'll probably be out of time when you arrive here. If so: so what? You had a great trip so far and you can continue your trip some time in the future. If not: go on to Malaysia. Just don't rush through places because you want to get to all those countries. Just go and enjoy!
Apr 30, 2012 12:02 AM
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