Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

24 Days - Malaysia, Northern Vietnam, and Burma

Jump to last reply

Hello fellow travelers,

Discounting the two days of international travel time required to get to Asia from California, I will have 24 days to spread between the three aforementioned countries. I was thinking of starting in Northern Vietnam and doing Halong Bay, Hue, and Hanoi (8 days altogether). Am I missing anything?? My friend and I have heard incredible things about Sapa and the trekking, so we definitely want to do some of that.

From N. Vietnam, I think the next most logical country to visit is Burma. I know very little about it (good job tyrannical regime!) but think that 8 days should be enough (count 17 days used for intra-country travel at this point). Hiking/homestays are on our agenda.

After Burma and the trekking in N. Vietnam, we thought a week on the beaches of Malaysia would be a nice way to end the trip. We think Malaysia over Southern Thailand because although I like to party, my travel partner does not, and we figure Malaysia doesn't have the reputation that Thailand does for this sort of extracurricular activity. That said, we DEFINITELY want to be able to meet other travelers, go dancing, drinking, and eating well. Should we stick with Malaysia or nix it and do Thailand? In the end we'll have between 7-8 days to spend lying on beaches and doing some leisurely exploring.

So please, if you have some insights into any of the following, I would love to hear from you:

1. Itinerary (reasonable and realistic) for N. Vietnam for two young women who love hiking and exploring new cultures; love nature, unique experiences
2. (Ditto to above for Burma)
3. Malaysia or Thailand for 7-8 days of beach/beauty/culture/fun/drinking/dancing/exploring/travelers

Overall feedback would be much appreciated as well.

Thanks!!!

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Hotels in Hong Kong
  2. 2 Malaria
  3. 3 Recs for Tokyo hotels
  4. 4 Drinking cheap in Singapore
  5. 5 Has anyone done a houseboat trip in Kerala
  6. 6 Vietnam and coffee
  7. 7 I'm going to Japan!
  8. 8 Sixteen Day in South Korea
  9. 9 SE Asia July/August - more itinerary advice needed
  10. 10 what gifts to take to host in Cambodia from the U.D.
  11. 11 Living in Bangalore, India for 12 months. How to handle Malaria?
  12. 12 Diving in Thailand? Be aware!
  13. 13 Have you stayed at Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort Phuket?
  14. 14 Cherry blossom
  15. 15 Hua Hin or another family friendly beach?
  16. 16 Trip Report Trip Report on Recent Journey to Nepal
  17. 17 How safe is Delhi/India
  18. 18 Shopping in Akhiabara
  19. 19 Which Putu in Bali????
  20. 20 Calling all Boracay experts!
  21. 21 10 hour layover in Tokyo Narita Airport
  22. 22 Suggestion for which city to break up our flights on the way to India?
  23. 23 Trip Report Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Luang Say, Chiang Rai, Singapore (but no Siem Reap)
  24. 24 Malaysia in September
  25. 25 Trip Report Trip Report: Malaysian Borneo and Singapore
View next 25 » Back to the top