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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Pai, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Khong, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 2 nights
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Nong Khiaw, Laos
— 1 day
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Muang Ngoi Neua, Laos
— 1 night
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Win to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community about 1h 30 min away. On the 29th (Mon), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's lots more to do: stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai tour website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Pai.
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Pai, Thailand — 4 nights

Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thai Elephant Home and River Rafting & Tubing. Get in touch with nature at Pai Canyon and Thom's Pai Elephant Camp. When in Pai, make a side trip to see Wat Chan in Galyani Vadhana, approximately Galyani Vadhana away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Pai Piranha Fishing Park, don't miss a visit to The Land Split Pai Thailand, and head outdoors with Fluid Pool.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pai sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Pai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Pai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Chiang Khong.
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Chiang Khong, Thailand — 3 nights

Chiang Khong is a district in the northeastern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.GeographyThe Phi Pan Nam mountains and their wide intermontane basins dominate the landscape of the district. Get some cultural insight at Wat Pa Sak Historical Site and Wat Chetawan. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Old Town Chiangkhong and Wat Phra That Doi Wao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Khong: Chiang Saen (Wat Phra Buat, House of Opium, &more) and Tum Luang-Khun Naam Naang Norn Forest Park (in Mae Sai).

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Traveling by car from Pai to Chiang Khong takes 7.5 hours. In August in Chiang Khong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vang Vieng.
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Vang Vieng, Laos — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Tham Chang. Escape the urban bustle at Pha Ngern View Point and Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves and explore the activities along Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vang Vieng trip maker.

Traveling by car from Chiang Khong to Vang Vieng takes 14 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nong Khiaw.
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Nong Khiaw, Laos — 1 day

On the 10th (Sat), look for gifts at Ban Lue Handicrafts Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Patok Cave, and then Head underground at Pha Kuang Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nong Khiaw travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Muang Ngoi Neua.
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Muang Ngoi Neua, Laos — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Tad Mok Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Muang Ngoi Neua trip website.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi Neua in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sapa.
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Sapa, Vietnam — 3 nights

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Head to Tam Duong Market and Hieu Stonefor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Muong Hoa Valley and Love Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain, wander the streets of Hang Da Village, and take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sapa day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muang Ngoi Neua to Sapa. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Royal Palace Museum. Get some historical perspective at Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang vacation maker website.

Fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sukhothai.
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Sukhothai, Thailand — 3 nights

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Sri Sawai. Get some cultural insight at Wat Saphan Hin and Wat Trapang Tong Lang. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Phiphat Mongkhon in Thung Saliam (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chang Lom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, and make a trip to Wat Traphang Thong.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sukhothai travel planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Sukhothai in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic City of Ayutthaya and Rajawongse Clothier. Do your shopping at Chatuchak Flower Market and Bangkok CityCity Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok itinerary planner.

Getting from Sukhothai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 5 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to Phang Nga Elephant Park and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Railay View Point. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, stop by De' MARCO Fashions-Tailor Krabi Aonang, stroll through Snake Farm and Monkey School, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Nai Harn Beach and Patong Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Phuket 3D Museum and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Phuket Town, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by P & C Jewelry, get great views at Karon Viewpoint, and enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Krabi Town to Patong by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will leave for George Town on the 10th (Tue).
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George Town, Malaysia — 1 night

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our George Town visit planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to George Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Batu Caves and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple are in your itinerary. KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Putra Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam) and Pantai Remis (in Kapar). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thean Hou Temple, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, get curious at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, and shop like a local with Chinatown.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get outdoors at East Coast Park and MacRitchie Nature Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Battlebox and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, stop by Chinatown, explore the world behind art at National Gallery Singapore, and see the interesting displays at Peranakan Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."
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