60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Vientiane, Laos
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Kyoto, Japan
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Zipline (in Mae Rim) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win). Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip app.

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect Chiang Mai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Vientiane, Laos

— 2 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), appreciate the history behind Patuxai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao, stroll around Buddha Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and car from Chiang Mai to Vientiane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 14th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi road trip planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 5 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Fun & Games · Classes · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 22nd (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 30:

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bangla Road, discover the deep blue sea with No Gravity Dive Center, browse the exhibits of Patong Inn Art, and stroll through Patong Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Patong tour builder tool.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in Patong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Langkawi day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Langkawi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. September in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 4 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, find something for the whole family at Sunway Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur holiday planning app.

Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Denpasar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 8 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & AEXS Gallery and Painting Classes) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, get a dose of the wild on Gede Private Bali Driver, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple.

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You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: highs in Denpasar hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 18:

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and visit Arashiyama.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Denpasar to Kyoto in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denpasar to Kyoto. Traveling from Denpasar in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kyoto, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.