I'm going to be graduating from college in the summer of 2014 and for a birthday/graduation gift to myself I'm going to plan a trip to southeast Asia and China for about 3-4 weeks with me and my girlfriend. Plan is for sometime in mid to late September departure date. A little bio, I'm 25 in good shape and very well traveled (been pretty much all over with exception of Africa, Far East and Australia) so I don't mind bouncing from city to city. I did a month long trip through Europe, 8 cities in 24 days with my best friend so I know the ins and outs of travel.
Now to what I want out of the trip. I know most people will say that this may be a bad idea but ideally I'm thinking fly to Beijing then to shanghai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phuket or Relay beach or any beautiful beach in Thailand, Kuala Lampur and then finally Singapore. Also im thinking about Cambodia for Ankgor Wat. know I won't be able to really explore much but I think 3 days per city would be ok. It's more about seeing each city and getting as much in during 3-4 days each. I just want to be able to get foot steps in while being able to check out the cities. Also I'm a huge foody so keep that in mind.
I want some advice on other cities to visit, whether I should cut down some cities or add some more. I won't be on a tight budget but I won't be whipping out an amex black card either. Hotels in the 4 star range maybe 5 in the cheaper cities. Budget would be maybe 200-250 a day at most for both of us hotel and everything else.
Basically I just have a smidgen of an idea but I want some opinions on how to put it together.
Thanks and all opinions welcome!