60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Pattaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
10
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
13
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

4
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Visit Ko Samae San and Bang Saen Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach. Take a break from Pattaya with a short trip to Toei Ngam Beach in Sattahip, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tawaen Beach, browse the range of quality goods at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, stop by Ama Fashion, and stroll through Wong Amat Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pattaya trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Pattaya is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Pattaya. In September, Pattaya is much hotter than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bang Saen Beach, Hat Toei Ngam, Ko Samae San
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Ko Samae San ©
Ko Samae San
Jomtien Beach ©
Jomtien Beach
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

7
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Jim Thompson House and Vimanmek Mansion will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram & Wat Mahathat). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and browse the different shops at MBK Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can drive from Pattaya to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, examine the collection at National Museum, then stop by D.Hindley, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then shop like a local with Central Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally stop by Friends 'n' Stuff.

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

Getting from Bangkok to Phnom Penh by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

5
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sombai Cambodian Liqueur / Workshop & Shop and Mekong Quilts. Get some cultural insight at Angkor Wat and Banteay Kdei. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, look for gifts at Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia, tee off at Angkor Golf Resort, and steep yourself in history at Beng Mealea.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap travel planner.

Siem Reap is just a stone's throw from Phnom Penh. In September in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Siem Reap Province
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom

1
night
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vat that Khao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vientiane sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Siem Reap to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Vientiane sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

4
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre and Royal Palace Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phou Si, look for gifts at Queen Design Lao, and hunt for treasures at Luang Prabang Night Market.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang travel itinerary creator.

Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in October, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Luang Prabang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Shopping Nature Parks
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Queen Design Lao ©
Queen Design Lao
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

7
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thai Elephant Home. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at G.G Armani collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Night Market Walking Street - Tha Pae Gate.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Shopping Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tha Pae Walking Street, Thai Elephant Home, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Kata Beach. Get in touch with nature at Karon Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Spend the 16th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: stop by Instyle Fashion and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

8
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Head to Linh Chi Shop and Sun Cloth Shopfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (My Khe Beach & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture) and My Son Sanctuary (in Duy Xuyen). There's still lots to do: stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, stop by Trang Cloth Shop, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Patong to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Linh Chi Shop ©
Linh Chi Shop
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

3
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda. Get in touch with nature at Nha Trang Beach and Hon Mieu Island. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sihanoukville.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

2
nights
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville ©
Sihanoukville, a relatively new city built around the country's first deepwater port, has been developing into a tourist destination in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Tapang's, then kick back and relax at Ochheuteal Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Serendipity Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Independence Beach, then stroll through Otres Beach, and then look for gifts at Unique.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sihanoukville trip generator.

Getting from Nha Trang to Sihanoukville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Ochheuteal Beach ©
Ochheuteal Beach
Independence Beach ©
Independence Beach

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Head to Ben Thanh Market and Binh Tay Marketfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Giac Lam Pagoda. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room, get a sense of history and politics at Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), and stop by Cafe Le Saigonais.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Tours Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnam Military History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, look for gifts at Phúc Lợi Shop, admire the masterpieces at Ho Chi Minh Museum, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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