Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • REPLY ISSUE -- technicians still working on this
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 14, 17 at 06:58 PM
  • REPLY ISSUE -- please log out and log back in
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 13, 17 at 07:57 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 in the hope of monetary value
  2. 2 Trip Report RHK's Fall SEA Trip
  3. 3 VN + Japan 6 wks March/April - which order?
  4. 4 best way to spend two days in Chiang Mai
  5. 5 Trip Report Vietnam, Cambodia & Hong Kong - Fall 2017 Trip Report
  6. 6 Trip Report Laurel and Hardy in Drag Do Bangkok
  7. 7 Vietnam April 5 - 16
  8. 8 How to travel from Narita airport to Kawaguchiko
  9. 9 Vientiane to LP December
  10. 10 Trip to India Feb 1-18
  11. 11 Prelim itinerary Java, Bali
  12. 12 Solo or group tour for first trip to India?
  13. 13 5 days in Singapore
  14. 14 ONLY 3 DAYS in BEIJING -BEST THINGS TO DO?
  15. 15 What to do with a Layover in Taipei?
  16. 16 Shanghai in January
  17. 17 24hrs in Seoul on Christmas..what to do
  18. 18 Myanmar tour companies
  19. 19 Luang Prabang for Christmas which Hotel?
  20. 20 Hotel in Vientiane 18-24 December
  21. 21 Recommended drivers in Sri Lanka
  22. 22 Trip Report Top Things to do in Amazing Bali - Travel Report
  23. 23 Advice On 15 Day Trip To Taiwan, Vietnam & Laos?
  24. 24 Trip Report We did it! -4 weeks of independent travel in China - a detailed report
  25. 25 look for resort suggestions for Phuket and/or Ko Samui areas
View next 25 » Back to the top

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

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement