60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 7 nights
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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 4 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Pong Horse Park (in Baan Pong) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win). Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 7 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.
Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang day trip planning website.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Cat Ba Island and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary website.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Halong Bay by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel 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 27th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam — 3 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 2 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hue trip website.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.
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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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 4 nights

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace. On the next day, look for gifts at Blonde, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh road trip planning site.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. September in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 6 nights

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.
Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary website.

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, stop by P & C Jewelry, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Siem Reap to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand — 6 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ko Pha Ngan using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in Ko Pha Ngan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 2 nights

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 3rd (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at May & Co. General Store, and then stroll through Hin Wong Bay. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koh Tao trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. October in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 5 nights

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 historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Thailand travel guide

3.8
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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Laos travel guide

3.9
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.
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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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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.
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