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Planning a one month trip to Asia (Singapore, Bali, Thailand with a Dubai layover)

Old Dec 30th, 2022, 08:51 PM
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Planning a one month trip to Asia (Singapore, Bali, Thailand with a Dubai layover)

Hello lovely people of Fodor, Me and my GF are planning our first trip to Asia for a month in 2023 Please help me to figure out the best things we can do
The only thing i am not sure is which courtiers we should visit? Which are the best? I am thinking --- Thailand -- then Singapore, then Bali and back to Armenia... is that okay? or We can do -- Malaysia--Singapore-- take a Cruise to Thailand from Singapore (Phuket) then return to Malaysia and go to Bali and spend the Majority of time in there.
The dates we can choose are from January to April. We are travelling from Armenia so we will have a Dubai or Qatar layover for 3 days, then continue our journey.
The budget for 2 of us is 6000 US $ for everything, is that enough? Flights are 1000 $ per person.
We are not that great with going around and finding the path, we can get stressed and get lost )) For the record we both have been to Europe and we know how to get around, but Idk about Asia, do we have to ride a bike to get around?
We would like to see the main tourist attractions, see an Ocean (we haven't seen one yet) have a relatively relaxed vacation, please help me out with some common sense, and a pro tips.
Thank you !

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Originally Posted by Hrant
Hello lovely people of Fodor, Me and my GF are planning our first trip to Asia for a month in 2023 Please help me to figure out the best things we can do
The only thing i am not sure is which courtiers we should visit? Which are the best? I am thinking --- Thailand -- then Singapore, then Bali and back to Armenia... is that okay? or We can do -- Malaysia--Singapore-- take a Cruise to Thailand from Singapore (Phuket) then return to Malaysia and go to Bali and spend the Majority of time in there.
The dates we can choose are from January to April. We are travelling from Armenia so we will have a Dubai or Qatar layover for 3 days, then continue our journey.
The budget for 2 of us is 6000 US $ for everything, is that enough? Flights are 1000 $ per person.
We are not that great with going around and finding the path, we can get stressed and get lost )) For the record we both have been to Europe and we know how to get around, but Idk about Asia, do we have to ride a bike to get around?
We would like to see the main tourist attractions, see an Ocean (we haven't seen one yet) have a relatively relaxed vacation, please help me out with some common sense, and a pro tips.
Thank you !
What we did in our tri-city trip was, Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand but since we only have more than a week to travel... we had to book a plane ticket from KL to BKK since it takes 18-20hrs to travel by train. If I had to plan again the itinerary, it would be Singapore- KL-Thailand then you can spend the rest in Bali.
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Originally Posted by Hrant
We are not that great with going around and finding the path, we can get stressed and get lost )) For the record we both have been to Europe and we know how to get around, but Idk about Asia, do we have to ride a bike to get around?
The best way to experience SE Asia is to get a bit lost: it's the safest area in the world to travel, it's cheap, good food everywhere, transfers are easy (by plane, bus, car, train), people are friendly and helpful and it's, overall, cheap if you can adapt a little.

you are talking about an area as big (or bigger?) than Europe, with multiple cultures, languages, alphabets. One month is not a lot, so I wouldn't try to do everything - especially if you also want to relax and not travel too much.

In any case, if you've never been, I would take a flight to Singapore, spend a couple of days there, and move your way up through Malaysia (1 week) and the rest in Thailand. You can fly back from Bangkok.
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The best way to experience SE Asia is to get a bit lost: it's the safest area in the world to travel, it's cheap, good food everywhere, transfers are easy (by plane, bus, car, train), people are friendly and helpful and it's, overall, cheap if you can adapt a little.

you are talking about an area as big (or bigger?) than Europe, with multiple cultures, languages, alphabets. One month is not a lot, so I wouldn't try to do everything - especially if you also want to relax and not travel too much.

In any case, if you've never been, I would take a flight to Singapore, spend a couple of days there, and move your way up through Malaysia (1 week) and the rest in Thailand. You can fly back from Bangkok.
Agreed! I really love the idea of getting lost and somehow discover great places. That's my ultimate goal if given a chance. If I wasn't with someone during the trip maybe, after BKK I'll travel to Cambodia then to HCM. Sadly, I was with someone who needs to go back because of work.

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