60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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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
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 1 night
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Salavan, Laos
— 1 night
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 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
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

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.
Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Bai Chay Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Le Parfum Spa, head off the coast to Castaway Island, and explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang travel route app.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 1 night
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Vang Vieng road trip planning site.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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 4th (Mon), tee off at Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club, then examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum, then make a trip to Patuxai, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, and finally admire the masterpieces at Icat Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vientiane online tour planner.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vientiane are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Salavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Salavan, Laos

— 1 night
The city of Salavan is the capital of the Salavan Province in southern Laos. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Ongkeo Monument Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salavan vacation planner.

Fly from Vientiane to Salavan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Salavan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Visit Imperial City and Thai Hoa Palace for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thien Mu Pagoda and Lebadang Memory Space. Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hue online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Salavan to Hue by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Salavan in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hue, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Phuoc My Beach. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & M Legrand Jewelry). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

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.
Visit The Independence Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon for their historical value. War Remnants Museum and Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy will appeal to museum buffs. On the 16th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Ho Chi Minh City Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Lotus Space, then examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. Spend the 22nd (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, delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and get engrossed in the history at Angkor National Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Grand Palace and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Ancient City. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by The Suit Sai Fashion, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Bophut, Thailand

— 5 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 Chaweng Beach and Choeng Mon Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Island Gem Tours and Maenam Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Maret to see Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Malibu beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samrong Beach, look for gifts at Amazonas Beachwear, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut travel route builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Bophut in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 7 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Mae Haad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Step out of the city life by going to Haad Khom and Salad Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Chao Phao Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In August in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 10:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 4 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sai Nuan Beach and Ao Tanot Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Bay, hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hin Wong Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In August in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Kukut. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Shiraz Jewelry, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and gain insight at Three-Generation Golf Academy.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:

Ko Samui travel guide

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Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.