60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia sightseeing planner

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 7 nights
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Boracay, Philippines
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila
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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more) and Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok online attractions planner.

Surat, India to Bangkok is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Surat in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:

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.
Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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.
On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 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 24th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and get in on the family fun at Sunway Lagoon.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 7 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang) and Ubud (Saraswati Temple & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, get a dose of the wild on Gede Private Bali Driver, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Denpasar tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 6:

Boracay, Philippines

— 6 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head outdoors with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay, enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, and stroll through White Beach.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Denpasar to Boracay takes 11 hours. Traveling from Denpasar in January, you will find days in Boracay are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Manila, Philippines

— 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, get engrossed in the history at Museo Filipino Intramuros, then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, and finally stroll around Rizal Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manila day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Boracay in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Manila: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

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 16th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Hanoi takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manila to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:

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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, pause for some photo ops at Patuxai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ong Teu, and finally contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, stop by Mai Savanh Lao, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, and finally snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.

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You can fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vientiane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun), Wongwan Strawberry Farm (in Samoeng) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Vientiane to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paro.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:

Paro, Bhutan

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paro: Thimphu (Changangkha Lhakhang, Kuenselphodrang, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paro online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Paro takes 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chiang Mai to Paro. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with highs in Paro at 16°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
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.

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

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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

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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.

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

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.

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
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.