1 week in Southeast Asia

Dec 15th, 2014, 04:31 AM
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1 week in Southeast Asia

I am looking to travel to Southeast Asia for a birthday trip in January for 7 days. There is so much too see but due my short trip I would love to optimize my time there and look at a few countries. Some ideas include maybe Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia (Borobudur and other landmarks) but Im open to any suggestions for countries. Vietnam/Thailand/Cambodia. All SE Asia countries are beautiful and its hard to chose. What do you recommend for trip? Im not sure how many countries I can visit to optimize my trip. Thanks for your help.
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Dec 15th, 2014, 05:43 AM
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One week is too short a time to visit mulitple countries. Concentrate on one or two countries at the most.

It's hard to suggest specific destinations without knowing your interests.
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Dec 15th, 2014, 06:09 AM
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1 country only... I prefer Thailand and I would spend the whole time in bangkok
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Dec 15th, 2014, 07:34 AM
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I agree, with one week, choose one country. You aren't optimizing your time by visiting multiple count tries. Instead, you are spending most of your time in transit.
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Dec 15th, 2014, 03:26 PM
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When I mentioned a visit to two countries maximum would be possible I was thinking of a Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. Four days in Singapore and two in Melacca is doable, plus a half day to travel between the two. An alternative would be three days in Singapore and three in Penang plus a travel day.

Of the countries mentioned in the op a week is too short for Vietnam, Thailand (unless you want to limit yourself to Bangkok)and Indonesia.

One week in Cambodia is sufficient depending on how many temples you`d like to see around Siem Reap. Three days in Siem Reap and two in PP, plus a travel day would work well.

Where ever you decide to travel, you can`t go wrong the region has so much by the way of cultural, historic and natural sights.
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Dec 17th, 2014, 12:43 PM
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Thank you so much for everyone's reply ! If you had to choose, which country would you recommend for a first timer/great taste of SE Asia?
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Dec 17th, 2014, 12:46 PM
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@ 2014 trip. I am considering Indonesia? Bali, Borobudur, etc. Im open to suggestions. Thanks in advance. WOuld you recommend a cruise?
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Dec 17th, 2014, 12:59 PM
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I do not recommend a cruise for getting to know SE Asia.
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