Where to go in September/October?

Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Where to go in September/October?

My parents have expressed interest in going to South East Asia for the first time in September or October and I was wondering what kind of itinerary they should follow. They would be going for 3 weeks.

They will be flying in and out of Hong Kong and are interested in visiting Thailand but they're worried about the rain. I went to Thailand last November and got rain everyday, but it was only in the late afternoon/evening and it never lasted long so I can't complain. One thing's for sure, they want to spend at least a week on a beach somewhere. Bali would also be interesting...

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 03:50 PM
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I kinda mapped out this itinerary given the flying routes on Air Asia:

Arrive in Hong Kong, spend 2-3 nights
Fly to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur and spend 2-3 nights
(if going in Sept/Oct) Fly to Bali for 7-10 nights
(if going in November) Fly to Krabi for 7-10 nights
Fly to Bangkok for some crazy shopping for 2-3 night
Fly back to Hong Kong for 1 night before flying back home
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Remember that two nights is only one full day. So I'd suggest not less than 3 nights in anywhere.

This itinerary has a lot of flying. I'd suggest one less location.

So - if Sept/Oct
3 nights Hong Kong
3 nights Singapore I much prefer Singapore to KL - more to do and see.
10 nights Bali, split between a beach location and a location near Ubud.
at least 3 nights Bangkok, more if possible.

If November
3 nights Hong Kong
3 nights Singapore
7 nights Krabi (less to do/see than Bali)
4 or more nights Bangkok.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:05 PM
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the later they go the better.... i do not suggest september at all... at least any place in thailand..
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bali would be fab in both months...
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 05:49 PM
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I usually go in October and never see rain. Temps are good too.

Too many nights in Krabi. Do 3-4 nites there and make it a week in bkk!
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Old Feb 25th, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Koh Samui is another option for the beach part of our trip. From what I've read it should be pretty dry in September. It's also closer to our other destinations...
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I don't know that I would say that Koh Samui is dry in Sept... 8.2 inches of rain. Earlier in the month would probably be better.

I use www.weatherbase.com for info on usual weather patterns.

Really, if the trip is Sept/Oct, you are much better off in Bali than in Thailand. I don't know when Mango has been in Thailand in October, but every time I've been there that early (we usually go Nov/Dec) we've had a LOT of rain. Bangkok averages 9.1 inches of rain in October.
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Bali most magical for me Phuket area www.sawadee.com #2

www.komaneka.com

Monkey Forest Ubud best area

spend lots of time there

www.monkeyforestubud.com

still monsoon time on the wane try to bump

to a later month in the fall like Nov-Dec if you can.

Singpore BKK superior shopping

www.betterbidding.com for GREAT 5* hotels from $50

bidding priceline works best for me.

Happy planning,
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Note that what priceline calls 5 star you might call 3 star... buyer beware!
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