60 days in South Asia, East Asia & Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in South Asia, East Asia & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Jaisalmer, India
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Beijing, China
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Seoul, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
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Kyoto, Japan
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Amed, Indonesia
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Sumba, Indonesia
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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Bophut, Thailand
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Leh, India
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Paro, Bhutan
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Jaisalmer, India

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Popular historic sites such as Tanot Mata Temple and Jaisalmer Fort are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Maharaja's Palace, get engrossed in the history at The Thar Heritage Museum, and look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer online holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Jaisalmer is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Jaisalmer is 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo and Swayambhunath Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan, Nyatapola Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kopan Monastery, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, visit Thamel, and contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

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Getting from Jaisalmer to Kathmandu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaisalmer to Kathmandu is 0.2 hours. October in Kathmandu sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beijing, China

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and Xishiku Church. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), contemplate the long history of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kathmandu to Beijing by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kathmandu in October: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Seoul, South Korea

— 4 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hwaseong Fortress and Bukchon Hanok Village. Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Suwon (Yeonmudae (Dongjangdae) & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Beijing to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Beijing to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seoul, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Jeju, South Korea

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Popular historic sites such as Jejumok Gwana and Gwaneumsa Temple are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spirited Garden and Jeju Folk Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulsari Tapsa Temple, get outside with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jeju trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Jeju are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Japan Tour Adventure in Nara. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Kyoto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Mount Kawi. Explore hidden gems such as Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Nusa Dua Beach (in Nusa Dua), Banyumala Twin Waterfalls (in Wanagiri) and Ubud (Saraswati Temple, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Padang Padang Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pandawa Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Denpasar journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Denpasar takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto to Denpasar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kyoto in October, with highs in Denpasar at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amed.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amed, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ujung Water Palace and Besakih Temple. Get in touch with nature at USS Liberty Shipwreck and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Amed: Candidasa (Guungan Hill & Lotus Lagoon) and Tukad Cepung Waterfall (in Tembuku). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga, kick back and relax at Lipah Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Asah Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulamben Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amed trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denpasar to Amed in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Amed, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sumba.

Things to do in Amed

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Sumba, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sumba trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amed to Sumba. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Sumba

Parks · Nature

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

— 2 nights
A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tado Village, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Rangko Cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Labuan Bajo trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Sumba to Labuan Bajo with the Route module. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Wat Khao Tham and Wat Chaloklum will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, explore the striking landscape of Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, stroll through Hat Sadet Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with Plongee Koh Phangan Diving.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Labuan Bajo to Ko Pha Ngan in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Labuan Bajo to Ko Pha Ngan is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Bophut, Thailand

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Visit Wat Plai Laem and Wat Khao Chedi for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Seawalking and Taling Ngam Muay Thai. Explore Bophut's surroundings by going to Dipabhavan Meditation Centre (in Maret) and Wat Khirimat (in Taling Ngam). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Cove Beach, pause for some photo ops at Wat Kiri Wongkaram, pause for some serene contemplation at Chinese Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laem Sor Pagoda.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, then kick back and relax at Loh Lana Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get outdoors at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Sea Bees Diving - Chalong. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Patong Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Yanui Beach (in Rawai) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Tao Beach, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Phimeanakas, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and finally delve into the distant past at Pre Rup.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Siem Reap takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites

Leh, India

— 2 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Kamzang Journeys, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, then admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Druk Padma Karpo School. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chemre Gompa Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Leh takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Paro, Bhutan

— 3 nights
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Visit Paro Taktsang and Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Rinpung Dzong and Dzongdrakha Monastry. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, relax and rejuvenate at Tshetob Ying Yum, get great views at Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, and don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang.

For photos and tourist information, read our Paro trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to Paro in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and car; or do a combination of bus, taxi, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Leh to Paro. In November, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thimphu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Bhutan travel guide

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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.