Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

3+ weeks in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia on a tight budget

Jump to last reply

My boyfriend and I are travelling to SE Asia for three weeks and a few days in July. We have never been to the area, and are not highly adventurous travelers. We are extremely interested in meeting people, seeing the area, hitting important sights, and experiencing the different cultures. We have a very tight budget, and don't want to spend more than $250 total on travel once we are there (*is that even possible? How much will we spend on food and accommodations?)

We are flying in and out of Bangkok and need advice on itinerary! We originally thought we'd go straight to Luang Prabang, then from there to Hanoi, down to Da Nang, then to Saigon, and from there to Angkor Wat/Siemp Riep. From there we were planning to head to a few islands on the way back to Bangkok to fly out. Obviously, this is extremely ambitious, and will cost a fortune if we are going to fly from place to place for the most part (we've been advised- please post your opinions- that trains down Vietnam are not the best idea, and same for getting to Laos from Bangkok...etc.).

That said, please post your thoughts on the best/cheapest/easiest places vs. those that can't be missed in this kind of short, intense 3 week trip. Also interested in all cheap flight finding suggestions. We are completely willing to take trains and buses if they're safe and somewhat reliable, but are starting to think that 13 hour train journeys are not the way we'll rely on to get around for the most part. Willing to compromise certain destinations for a better experience in fewer.

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Hong Kong in June - Oh The Humidity!!
  2. 2 Trip Report Stop-over in Seoul
  3. 3 2 week Japan itinerary
  4. 4 Bali - January 2015
  5. 5 Need help planning a trip to Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam
  6. 6 Visa Cambodia
  7. 7 21 days thailand and vietnam
  8. 8 Sri Lanka itinerary-please critic
  9. 9 Taken to the police station for not carrying documents... please, help!
  10. 10 Guide/Driver for Mumbai,
  11. 11 Please comment re. itinerary for Indochina
  12. 12 Pai in N. Thailand? Worth it?
  13. 13 Day trip by car from Kyoto?
  14. 14 Trip Report Mad Dash Across Too Much - Sri Lanka Not Bangladesh
  15. 15 Plans for Nepal/Bhutan continued: how does this sound??
  16. 16 Trip Report Our favorite hotels and restaurants of Bali – Ubud, Amed, Pemuteran
  17. 17 meeting at beijing airport
  18. 18 One week in Tokyo
  19. 19 Suggestions for bike tour operators that offer smaller tours (4-5 days)
  20. 20 Bali and Java - 24 September to 23 October 2014
  21. 21 Souvenirs/shopping in Thailand
  22. 22 Travelling in China at Christmas
  23. 23 Sri Lanka vacation with 4 year old.... 10 Day Itenerary Review Help...
  24. 24 Confused about where to stay in Tokyo
  25. 25 Hotel in Singapore
View next 25 » Back to the top