60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
Train to Taschkent Pass Zentr, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Duong To, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Kyoto
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan — 5 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Explore Samarkand's surroundings by going to Shahrisabz (The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray, Tahtakaracha Pass, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Registan, gain insight at Ulugbek Madrasah, look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Samarkand online visit planner.

Atlanta, USA to Samarkand is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Atlanta to Samarkand. May in Samarkand sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Lamphun (Wat Kukut & Wat Phra That Hariphunchai). Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and examine the collection at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Samarkand to Chiang Mai takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Uzbekistan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Samarkand in May: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 97°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Chantharakasem National Museum & Wat Maha That). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Koh Tao trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 2 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 19th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at Anantara Spa and then stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with The Life Aquatic and then stop by Classic International Suits.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bophut attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, enjoy some diversion at Sam Collection, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong travel website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Patong, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.
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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 29th (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, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City route planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Duong To.
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Duong To, Vietnam — 5 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Duong To side-trips: Happy Farm PQ (in Ong Lang) and An Thoi (May Rut Island, Gam Ghi Island, &more).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Duong To trip builder site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong To by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 4 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.
Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Food Tours, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Duong To to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam — 2 nights

Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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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 11th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at Lessence De La Vie Spa, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 3 nights

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, visit Arashiyama, and take a stroll through Gion.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Kyoto in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Halong Bay to Kyoto is 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Tokyo.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, Hase-dera Temple, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, visit Odaiba District, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Uzbekistan travel guide

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Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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