61 days in Asia Itinerary

61 days in Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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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 24th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 5 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.
Take a break from Luang Prabang with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pong Horse Park in Baan Pong (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 5 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 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap travel route tool.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

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 17th (Mon): do some two-wheel cruising with Phnom Penh Taxi Expert, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh holiday builder.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 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 20th (Thu), 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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 4 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: 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 take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The VOID in Genting Highlands (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hoi An to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Denpasar.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

Denpasar, Indonesia — 8 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Ubud (Saraswati Temple, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, &more) and Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanah Lot Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Pantai Sanur, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denpasar travel app.

You can 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 October, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 7:

Kyoto, Japan — 6 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Tamade no Taki). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and stop by Gion.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip website.

You can fly from Denpasar to Kyoto in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denpasar in November, expect Kyoto to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

Tokyo, Japan — 7 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 13 — 20:

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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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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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
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.
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Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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