60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 9 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly to Mandalay, Taxi to Mandalay
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 11 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dau Go Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay vacation planner.

San Diego, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Non Nuoc Beach and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Perfume River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Thermal Spas, My Khe Beach, &more) and Hue (Redemptorist Church, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An day trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 13:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chua Tran Quoc and Long Bien Bridge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ninh Binh (Trang An Grottoes, Tam Coc, &more). There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get a sense of the local culture at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Old Quarter Luang Prabang. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Tad Sae Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Wat Tat Luang.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip maker site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 9 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chiang Man. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Pai (Thom's Pai Elephant Camp & Pai Canyon), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Lok Molee, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — Dec 1:

Bagan, Myanmar

— 2 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinbinthalyaung Temple, delve into the distant past at Soemingyi Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yin-Ma-Na-Hpaya.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bagan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bagan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Myanmar Time (MMT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

— 2 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung and then explore the activities along Inle Lake. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then delve into the distant past at Indein Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bagan to Nyaungshwe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Mandalay, Myanmar

— 2 nights
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and then take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ein Daw Yar Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Mahagandayon Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mandalay trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Mandalay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Suthat and Wat Rat Praditthan. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Pattaya (ISKCON Pattaya Temple & Big Buddha Temple) and Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Maha That). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and get great views at Wat Saket.

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Traveling by flight from Mandalay to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mandalay to Bangkok, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Banana Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: stroll through Monkey Hill, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

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 Long Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai) and Lawa Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanta Animal Welfare (in Ban Sala Dan) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Ko Lanta). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Ko Hong and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

Singapore, Singapore

— 11 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MacRitchie Nature Trail and Battlebox. Get outdoors at The Southern Ridges and Jurong Bird Park. Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery Singapore, contemplate the waterfront views at Singapore River, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrew's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Singapore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Singapore due to the time zone difference. In December in Singapore, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 30:

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.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.