I am trying to figure out an itinerary for our trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangkok next August/September. We will have 31 nights in total and am struggling to figure out which one or two of these places we should inlcude on our itinerary.
About us: couple late twenties, used to independent travel but travel on a mid-range budget and like our comforts and to keep things simple. We love culture, food, cities, history, sight seeing, scenery (natural and man-made) but are not really into beaches and I get travel sick - especially when flying!
In Vietnam we will be going to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, HCMC and the Mekong before crossing into Cambodia and visiting Phnom Penh, Siem Reap before ending our holiday in Bangkok. We won't be going to Sapa as I simply could not cope with the 2 night trains in such close proximity given my travel sickness.
We will probably have 2 nights at two of these places or maybe just 3 nights at one if people think the itinerary I finally come up with is too rushed.
Both Mai Chau and Phong Nha seem very simple as we could stay at Mai Chau Lodge or the farm stay and have everything organised for us whereas Ninh Binh seems a bit more complicated.......
Anyway after my ramblings I would love thoughts from those of you who have been to these places on what you thought and what location(s) you think would suit us best?