Hey all, since I just got home I'm workin' on my next trip (which will happen in Dec after three months in China) All advice and suggestions are appreciated...here's a rough itinerary which may be subject to change.
I'll most likely be traveling in from Yunnan in southern China probably via train/bus/mishmash of transportation options.
We may cut a day off from Sapa to give more flexibility if we want to stay an extra night in other towns, since the Sapa trip came up randomly when I realized that I had more time than I thought I did since I can come in straight from Kunming instead of all the way from Shanghai at a later date as I had initially planned for.
Thanks in advance! :D
VIETNAM 10th/11th? 16th - 29th December
10th/11th Meet Sarah in Sapa?
11th - 14th Sapa
15th Train to Hanoi
16th Sat: Hanoi full day
17th Sun: Halong Bay (3 hrs Hanoi HB) Night in Hanoi? Night train to Hue?
18th Mon: Leave Hanoi for Hue (14 hrs, night train if possible?) or Hue full day.
19th Tues: Hue full day. Night in Hue.
20th Wed: Hue Hoi An (stop in Danang or not?)
21st Thurs: Hoi An full day.
22nd Fri: My Son Cham ruins. Night in Hoi An.
23rd Sat: Hoi An to Nha Trang (9 hours)
24th Sun: Nha Trang Diving and beach bummery
25th Mon: CHRISTMAS! Nha Trang. Boat cruise? Diving? More beach bummery.
26th Tues: Nha Trang To HCMC (8 hours)
27th Wed: HCMC full day
28th Thurs: HCMC Chu Chi tunnels
CAMBODIA 29th December - 4th January
29th Fri: HCMC Phnom Penh early, night in Phnom Penh.
30th Sat: Killing Fields
31st Sun: Full day Phnom Penh, New Year's Eve!
1st Jan Mon: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap? Angkor 3 day pass?
2nd - 3rd Tues/Wed: Angkor, night in Siem Reap.
THAILAND 4th - 6th January
4th Thurs: Siem Reap Poipet Bangkok.
5th Fri: Full day Bangkok, visit N&N and P? One last party night!
6th Sat: Flight from Bangkok - Boston