Dear Travel Wizards,
In June, I'm taking a six-week trip with my wife through various parts of Asia. I would love your thoughts on my draft itinerary. Have I picked compelling destinations? Am I allocating sufficient time to them? Are there other destinations you would recommend instead?
We are New Yorkers in our mid-thirties, and we particularly love strolling through charming small towns and cultural-rich cities and viewing dramatic natural beauty and quiet countryside. We often prefer feeling immersed in a destination by (trying) to follow in locals' footsteps, rather than visiting a series of specific sites. We also appreciate a balance between active exploring and inactive relaxing.
Here is the tentative itinerary:
3 nights Tokyo
3 nights Kyoto
3 nights Hanoi
2 nights Halong Bay cruise (Au Co)
3 nights Hoi An
3 nights Siem Reap
4 nights Luang Prabang
2 nights Elephant Conservation Center (Sayaboury)
3 nights Vang Vieng
4 nights Ubud
2 nights Sidemen
2 nights Bingin/Dreamland
3 nights Dambulla (Kandalama Hotel)
1 night Kandy
2 nights Ella in Hill Country (by train)
2 nights Galle
I am sure many will think this itinerary is rushed. But unfortunately, I won't be able to return to the region for quite some time, and would love to see these destinations.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and insights! It is very generous of you to take the time to provide them.
Travel Oracles: Please Comment on My 6-week Asia Itinerary
Dear Travel Wizards,
Recent ActivityView all Asia activity »
- 1 Best Easter egg hunts around the world
- 2 12 day split between Beijing and Shanghai
- 3 osaka to kobe frrom ship to ship
- 4 Trip Report - Yunnan Province, China and Mongolia
- 5 buying a van in Mongolia
- 6 April in Bangkok, again!
- 7 Biting the India bullet...well, maybe...
- 8 Japan, japan
- 9 Have you stayed at Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort Phuket?
- 10 Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Luang Say, Chiang Rai, Singapore (but no Siem Reap)
- 11 Flying from place to place in Asia - here's our plan with questions
- 12 Hong Kong restaurants
- 13 Problems at 12,000'
- 14 GOING TO SE ASIA , NEED HELP
- 15 Hotels in Hong Kong
- 16 India for 2 weeks in December/January
- 17 Drinking cheap in Singapore
- 18 Has anyone done a houseboat trip in Kerala
- 19 Bali trip - Places to visit outside of Bali / SE Asia
- 20 Sixteen Day in South Korea
- 21 SE Asia July/August - more itinerary advice needed
- 22 what gifts to take to host in Cambodia from the U.D.
- 23 Recs for Tokyo hotels
- 24 How safe is Delhi/India
- 25 Malaria