So as I write this its only one week before I leave Australia, On a one way ticket to begin my next big adventure travelling Asia/Europe. In that post and even in my last post 30 days till the adventure begins I stated that I would be flying into Singapore on the 2nd of September. Then spend 3.5 weeks travelling Malaysia before returning to Singapore for my connecting flight, taking me to London to begin my European adventure.
But I decided I wanted to see a bit more of South East Asia
So after a bunch of research/obsessing, and reading up on some other awesome bloggers sites on, the top things to see in South East Asia, I decided that I am going to be visiting Thailand,Cambodia and Malaysia . While 24 days is no where near enough time to do any of these countries justice. I am hoping that this trip will be a good sample of what it’s like to backpack in these countries. That way when I come back to do South East Asia properly I will be more prepared.
So with that I present…
Day 1 (September 2nd) – Leave Australia flying to Singapore for a connecting flight, taking me to Bangkok Thailand in the evening.
Day 2-3: Explore Bangkok.
Day 4: Transit day from Bangkok to Sihanoukville Cambodia.
Day 5-6: Relax and party on beach in Sihanoukville.
Day 7: Get a bus to Cambodia’s capital Pnom Penh.
Day 8: Explore Pnom Penh.
Day 9: Get a bus or speedboat to Siem Reap Cambodia.
Day 10-13: Explore Siem Reap and visit the Angor Wat temples.
Day 13: Bus/Train from Siem Reap to Bangkok Thailand.
Day 14: Explore Bangkok for the day before getting night train to Surat Thani Thailand.
Day 15: Arrive at Surat Thani and take ferry to Koh Phangan.
Day 16-20: Spend some time relaxing and partying in Koh Phangan and celebrate Full Moon Party on 19th of September.
Day 21: Leave Koh Phangan on a 23 hour journey to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Day 22-23: Explore Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days.
Day 24: Fly into Singapore for connecting flight to London. (Possibility of arriving early in morning giving 6 hrs to explore Singapore before flight)
This all might seem like a very strict Itinerary, However besides the first few days in Bangkok, The 5 days at Koh Phangan for full moon party and flight to London on day 24. Nothing else has been booked or set in stone, giving me the freedom to adjust and make changes on the road. I have a feeling that Pnom Penh could be cut as i’m still on the fence about it.
It’s a bit of a mad rush at the end, With only having 4 days to get from Koh Phangan Thailand through Malaysia to Singapore. I’d love to spend more time in Malaysia to see Penang and explore Kuala Lumpur more but due to timing of full moon party on 19th of September this was unfortunately not possible.
It’s going to be a crazy 24 days that’s for sure 😀