60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bagan, Myanmar
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hong Kong, China
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Beijing, China
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Jaipur, India
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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 6 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor National Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Preah Khan and Beng Mealea. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and CentralWorldfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic City of Ayutthaya and The Grand Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas

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Bagan, Myanmar

— 2 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananda Temple, steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples, then contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayan Gyi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Black Elephant Studio and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatbyinnyu Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bagan online holiday planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Bagan in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Myanmar Time (MMT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Si Suphan. Get some cultural insight at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum and Wat Suan Dok. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Lamphun (Wat Phra That Hariphunchai & Wat Kukut). Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Bagan to Chiang Mai in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Myanmar Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. June in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kuang Si Butterfly Farm. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Let the collections at Vietnamese Women's Museum and TiredCity Hang Bong capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. On the 29th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

Make your Hanoi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Hong Kong, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Explore hidden gems such as Hong Kong Museum of History and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Do some cultural sightseeing at Lantau island and Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), browse the different shops at IFC mall, make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and look for gifts at Lane Crawford.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Hong Kong is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Beijing, China

— 6 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Juyongguan Great Wall for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Heaven, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple), and stop by Nanluoguxiang.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Beijing in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beijing, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 6 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
For shopping fun, head to himalayan arts gallery p.ltd or Boudha Stupa Thanka Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Swayambhunath Temple and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Siddhi Lakshmi Temple & Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com). Make the 18th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 17th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kopan Monastery, contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip app.

You can fly from Beijing to Kathmandu in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is minus 2.2 hours. Traveling from Beijing in July, things will get a bit cooler in Kathmandu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jaipur, India

— 5 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elefantastic and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at RRAP Music Museum & Hub.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Jaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 0.2 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in July, expect Jaipur to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Thimphu, Bhutan

— 4 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paro Taktsang and Dzongdrakha Monastry. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rinpung Dzong and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thimphu: Paro (Kyichu Lhakhang & National Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, see the interesting displays at National Textile Museum, and appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thimphu online trip builder.

Fly from Jaipur to Thimphu in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Jaipur to Thimphu, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in July: high temperatures in Thimphu hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Cox's Bazar.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

— 2 nights
The resort town of Cox's Bazar boasts what could easily be the longest natural sea beach in the world, offering plenty of room for relaxation and water sports, with surfing particularly popular with international and domestic tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sonadia Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inani Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cox's Bazar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thimphu to Cox's Bazar takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cox's Bazar

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

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.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.

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.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Nepal travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.

Bangladesh travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Some of Asia's longest rivers run through Bangladesh, forming the world's largest and most fertile delta. In addition to the Ganges, sacred to Hindus, hundreds of other waterways rank among the top tourist attractions in Bangladesh, offering access to lengthy beaches, islands, coral reefs, and the biggest mangrove forest in the world. In this densely populated country, giant urban centers house many different ethnic groups, creating a patchwork of cultures that makes this part of the world so intriguing to tourists. Consider beginning your tour of Bangladesh in Dhaka, a hectic city packed with old temples and swanky eateries serving a growing population of international expats.