60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 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
Bus to Ha Long, 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
— 6 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 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 Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 8 nights
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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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bangkok. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

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 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip builder.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Phnom Penh.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, get in on the family fun at Fly Phnom Penh, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally get out on two wheels at Phnom Penh Taxi Expert. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, stop by A.N.D, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

Make your Phnom Penh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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.
On the 29th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City route planner.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip planning site.

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:

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 6th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Phong Nha Caves. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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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 13th (Tue), 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), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanoi travel planning tool.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

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 (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay sightseeing 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Luang Prabang, Laos — 6 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. Spend the 17th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 22:

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.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Win, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

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: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, see majestic marine mammals with Itsaramai - Private Day Cruises, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Khom.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:

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), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by May & Co. General Store, and then kick back and relax at Hin Wong Bay. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan a Koh Tao trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Patong, Thailand — 8 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bangla Road, stop by P & C Jewelry, and go for a walk through A&F Tour Travel.

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Getting from Koh Tao to Patong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koh Tao in October since evenings lows in Patong dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 12:

Thailand travel guide

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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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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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Vietnam travel guide

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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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Laos travel guide

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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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Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
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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