Hi so I am thinking about traveling around South East Asia next year. Not sure when I am going but I wanted to see how long I would need anyway. I'd probably either stay April to May or November to January depending. I'm flexible on dates but would rather go in the lower seasons (not overly rainy though). This is my iteniary at the moment. I have been to Singapore before so I will just go back and go to the places I enjoyed the most. I might be travelling with someone that hasn't been to Asia at all so just keep that in mind. I like the culture and experiences when travelling; shopping is important too. I'm more of a market shopper; hence why there is so much focus on Thailand this trip. Next trip I was planning to go to Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei and Loas. But for this trip it will be Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore.
This is not in order. Which order do you think I should do it in? I am traveling from Australia btw.
This is my itinerary:
- Chiang Mai (Loy Krathong Festival) (Tiger kingdom at Mae Rim; elephant trek) (7 nights)
- Ayutthaya (2 nights)
- Hua Hin (2 nights)
- Chiang Rai (2 nights)
- Krabi (3 nights)
- Koh Phi Phi (3 nights)
- Bangkok (10 nights)
Day Trips if possible from places above:
- Koh Lanta (sea gypsies) (day trip if possible)
- Koh Mook (Morakot cave) (day trip if possible)
- Koh Tao (Diving) (day trip if possible)
29 nights in Thailand.
- Siem Reap (2 nights)
- Angkor Wat (3 nights)
- Phnom Penh (day trip)
- The Killing Fields, S21 Prison and Russian Markets (day trip)
- Battambang (day trip)
7 nights in Cambodia.
- Singapore Zoo
- Night Safari
- Signapore Cooking Class
- River Cruise
- Chinatown/Orchard Road
4 nights in Singapore.
Borneo (sabah and Sarawak) (3 nights)
Climb Mt Kinabalu (2 nights)
Kuala Lumpur (2 nights)
7 nights in Malaysia.
47 nights in total; so around 6 weeks and 5 nights to visit 4 countries and have a fair bit of experiences while we are there. I was also thinking about $3000AUD each ($64AUD each day) would cover us for everything except flights. Probably flashpacking (not backpacking but not luxury) What do you think?
What are your thoughts? Any advice would be appreciated!