60 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

60 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Laos Itinerary

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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
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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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
— 7 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Chantharakasem National Museum). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), stop by Raja's Fashions, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can 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.
On the 8th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In August in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bophut: We Green (in Maret) and Taling Ngam Muay Thai (in Taling Ngam). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with 100 Degrees East Dive Team, stop by Classic International Suits, take in the spiritual surroundings of Samui International Meditation Center, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Patong, Thailand

— 6 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Patong when traveling from Bophut in August, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 5 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 27th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

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

Traveling by flight from Patong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoi An travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Classes

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hue day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hue are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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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 12th (Sun), 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), admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi online holiday planner.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
Step out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, and stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang by combination of ferry, car, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

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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: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win) and Pha Dok Seaw Waterfall (in Chom Thong). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

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Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.

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.

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.