We were critisiced by some backpackers for how quickly we were going around South East Asia. But you know what? In the small amount of time I had to travel I squeezed in 5 countries, had the time of my life, had some incredible experiences and I would do it all again. So here is a basic itinerary of where I went.
|Travelling From||Travelling To||Mode of Transport||Duration of Transit (Approximate)||Number of Nights|
|Sydney||Siem Reap, Cambodia||Fly||9 hours||5|
|Siem Reap||Phnom Penh, Cambodia||Bus||4 hours||4|
|Phnom Penh||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Bus||6 hours||5|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Hanoi, Vietnam||Fly||1 hour||5|
|Hanoi||Vientiane, Laos||Fly||1 Hour||2|
|Vientiane||Vang Vieng, Laos||Bus||4 hours||1|
|Vang Vieng||Luang Prabang, Laos||Bus||4 hours||3|
|Luang Prabang||Chiang Mai, Thailand||Bus||30 hours*||6|
|Chiang Mai||Bangkok, Thailand||Train||12 hours||2|
|Bangkok||Bali, Indonesia||Fly||6 hours||3|
|Bali||Sydney, Australia||Fly||6 hours||I’m home!|
*On my bus trip from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai we were standed for 7 hours hence why the trip was so long. I share the story of my experience in a previous blog post. Typically, the bus trip is a long one, about 20 ish hours. You could reak up your journey into smaller legs and getting a bit of rest between the two destinations. A quicker alternative would be to fly in between Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai but that is a little more expensive.
Have you done anything similar? I would love to hear from you!