Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

SE Asia Route Planned: Please help with time distribution

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone,

This is my first post but I've been reading away and have already found some terrific info and ideas on this forum for my upcoming trip to South East Asia.

I'd like to ask for help with my itinerary below. At this point, I'd like to stick to this routing so I'm looking for:

1) suggestions for adding/subtracting time in each location
2) day trip ideas

Today I spent several hours searching connections and fares on low cost airlines to help me pinpoint my route. For just less than $300 USD total, I've come up with the following route and rough timeline.

Singapore 5 days
Penang 4 days
Kuala Lumpur 4 days
Bangkok 4 days
Ko Samui 8 days
Hong Kong 7 days
Macau 1 day

I have 32 nights between arriving and departing the region. I arrive in the afternoon and depart around midnight of the 33rd night.

I'm aware that I need to take travel time into consideration but I can't do that until I know exactly which flights I'll be taking and for that I need to know exactly how many days I'd like to spend in each location. Which brings us to my question for help.

I'm purposely postponing Vietnam and China because of their Visa requirements.

My trip goals are to relax, try lots of new food, shop and gain travel confidence for future trips. This is my first trip to Asia, let alone SE Asia. To be honest, I don't really want to go off the beaten track. I don't want to travel to a new location every night or even every other night. I'd rather explore each place in depth.

Now please rip into my itinerary.

Thank you!

17 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trying To Decide Between These 2 Hotels In Singapore
  2. 2 Trip Report rkkwan's Nepal trip Sept 2014 - Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill Trek
  3. 3 Need help with Myanmar itinerary
  4. 4 Trip Report My SEA trip : 2 months
  5. 5 Trip Report RHKKMKs---Just to be copy cats
  6. 6 Hong Kong Island Hotels - Far From Central
  7. 7 Travelling with 3 yr old; please comment on 10 day itinerary
  8. 8 Ryoken recommendation pls either in Tokyo;Hiroshima;Kyoto?
  9. 9 A little help with my Burma plan..
  10. 10 Travel & leisure reports Burma as one of most dangerous countries to visit
  11. 11 Staying 3 nights in Jaisalmer, what attractions we should see
  12. 12 Krabi island tours
  13. 13 beaches in Thailand
  14. 14 Anatara Riverside Bangkok
  15. 15 3 1/2 weeks in Japan. Do I need dinner reservations anywhere?
  16. 16 Planning First Family Trip to Japan - Advice Needed!
  17. 17 Kyushu rail pass
  18. 18 6 full days in Yagoon
  19. 19 Juphal and dunai help needed
  20. 20 Feedback on Thailand/SE Asia initial itinerary w/ kids
  21. 21 2 Weeks Thailand Honeymoon
  22. 22 Plans for Nepal/Bhutan continued: how does this sound??
  23. 23 A question concerning Sri Lanka's rainfall in Jan.
  24. 24 Trip Report Tucan Travel Wonders of India and Nepal Review - Travelers, Beware!
  25. 25 Currency in South Korea
View next 25 » Back to the top