Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Planning 5-6 month trip to 7 countries in SE Asia...have several questions!

Jump to last reply

Hi, I'm 17 years old and about to be a senior in highschool. Bewteen highschool and college I plan to take a gap year and am trying to plan out a trip that lasts around 5 or 6 months. I have a list of seven different countries in Southeast Asia that I would like to visit; India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. So far, this is the rough itinerary I have come up with:

India: 1 month
Nepal: 1 month
Bangladesh: 3 weeks
Bhutan: 1 week
Thailand: 3 weeks
Laos: 2 weeks
Myanmar/Burma: 3 weeks

Total, this trip would be about 5 months and from what I have found cost around $4140 (Bhutan is apparently very expensive at $200 per day, while the other countries are around $20 per day). Also, this cost does NOT include any traveling costs, just normal daily expenses.


My questions are:
1. I am a 17 year old girl and will be traveling alone. Is this safe for me to do? Are there any countries that I should consider not traveling to because they are dangerous?
2. Are there any other countries in the SouthEastern part of Asia that I should consider going go in addition to or instead of any of these countries?
3. Are the amounts of time that I allotted to each country enough/too much? Should I spend more/less time in any of these countries?
4. Is the cost that I estimated accurate?
5. Are there any specific cities, temples, or other sites that you would reccomend?
6. I plan on backpacking and traveling very cheaply/lightly. Any suggestions or information on this?

Any other useful information or suggestions would be much appreciated as I have never taken a big trip like this before and I have never had to plan a trip alone either! Thanks!

32 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 Drinking cheap in Singapore
  2. 2 Hotels in Hong Kong
  3. 3 Trip Report April in Bangkok, again!
  4. 4 Has anyone done a houseboat trip in Kerala
  5. 5 Flying from place to place in Asia - here's our plan with questions
  6. 6 Bali trip - Places to visit outside of Bali / SE Asia
  7. 7 Sixteen Day in South Korea
  8. 8 SE Asia July/August - more itinerary advice needed
  9. 9 India for 2 weeks in December/January
  10. 10 what gifts to take to host in Cambodia from the U.D.
  11. 11 Recs for Tokyo hotels
  12. 12 How safe is Delhi/India
  13. 13 Malaria
  14. 14 Vietnam and coffee
  15. 15 I'm going to Japan!
  16. 16 Living in Bangalore, India for 12 months. How to handle Malaria?
  17. 17 Diving in Thailand? Be aware!
  18. 18 Have you stayed at Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort Phuket?
  19. 19 Cherry blossom
  20. 20 Hua Hin or another family friendly beach?
  21. 21 Trip Report Trip Report on Recent Journey to Nepal
  22. 22 Shopping in Akhiabara
  23. 23 Which Putu in Bali????
  24. 24 Calling all Boracay experts!
  25. 25 10 hour layover in Tokyo Narita Airport
View next 25 » Back to the top