SE Asia – Planned route 2


Planned Route & Itinerary

The below is our suggested route just to enable us to plan timeframes.  We are well aware this is likely to go to pot within 24 hours of getting there, but hey, its a start!   As of June 2011 we still need to do  lot more planning.

Basically, the route is flying into Bangkok, heading west to the Erawan national park, then back to Bangkok and north to the Laos border at Chiang Khong.  Then down through Laos, into Cambodia, then into South Vietnam, before heading north through Vietnam to Ha Noi.  Fly from Ha Noi to Kuala Lumpa in Malaysia before heading north up to Thailand back to Bangkok

Of course, pending flights, we may well fly into Kuala Lumpur or Hanoi or wherever else on the route.  So the start/end point doesn’t matter.

Also we hope to get confirmation from more knowledgable people on the Lonely Planet forums!

The rough plan is:-

Thailand Part 1 – 25 days

  • Bangkok – 4 nights
  • Kanchanaburi 1-2 nights
  • Erawan National Park 1-2 nights
  • Kanchanaburi 1 night
  • Wake boarding park?  *OPTIONAL*
  • Bang Pa-In 1 night
  • Ayutthaya 2-3 nights
  • Sukhothai  2-3 nights
  • Si Satchanai 1 night **OPTIONAL**
  • Chiang Mai – 3 nights (1 on boat)
  • Chiang Rai – 4 nights
  • Chiang Khong – 2 nights

Laos – 21 days

  • Huay Xai – 1-2 nights
  • Pakbeng – 1 night
  • Luang Prabang – 3-4 nights
  • Vang Vieng – 2-3 nights
  • Vientiane 2-3 nights 
  • Tha Khaek 2-5 nights
  • Savannakhet 1-2 nights 
  • Champasak or Pakse 2 nights
  • Si Phan Don– 2 nights

Cambodia – 15 days

  • Kratie 2-3 nights
  • Siam Reep 5 nights
  • Battambang 2 nights
  • Udong 1 night
  • Phnom Penh 5 nights
  • Bavet (0-1 night)

Vietnam – 22 days

  • Ho Chi Min (4 nights)
  • Nha Trang (3-4 nights)
  • Hon Khoi Peninsular (2-3 nights)
  • Danang 3-4 nights
  • Hue 2-3 nights
  • Hanoi 2-3 nights
  • Ha Long / Hai Pong 2-3 nights
  • Hanoi 1-2  nights

Malaysia – 4 days

  • Kuala Lumpa  – 4 nights

Thailand Part 2  – 25 days

  • Hat Yai  1 night
  • Surat Thani 1 night  (?)
  • Krabi Province (Ko Phi Phi) 5 nighs
  • Phuket (& area) 5 nights
  • Khao Sok 3 nights
  • Surat Thani 1 night  (?)
  • Koh Tao 5 nights
  • Chumphon 2 nights
  • Bangkok 2 nights

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