60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jaipur, India
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
5
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Gateway of India and then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Marine Drive, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take a stroll through Dharavi.

For maps and other tourist information, read Mumbai travel planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Mumbai is 4 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Mumbai at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

7
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort. City Palace of Jaipur and Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

5
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Get some cultural insight at Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Red Fort (Lal Quila) and Jama Masjid will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Jhajjar to see Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, you will find days in New Delhi are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

7
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Get some cultural insight at Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple and Nyatapola Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, Dattatreya Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairavnath Temple, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nagarjun Forest Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Delhi in January since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur, Kirtipur
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan Temples and Dhammayan Gyi Temple will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ananda Temple and Sulamani Guphaya Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manuha Temple, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bagan road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kathmandu to Bagan takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Get some historical perspective at Shwedagon Pagoda and Botahtaung Pagoda. Get some cultural insight at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha and Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Panthu Mahar, steep yourself in history at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Get some cultural insight at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Vietnam Silver House. Step out of Ho Chi Minh City to go to Thuan An and see Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning website .

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

4
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.
Let the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture capture your imagination. Imperial City and Mỹ Sơn will appeal to history buffs. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda & The Flag Tower). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the natural beauty at Jack's Cat Cafe.

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

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, things will get a bit cooler in Hoi An: highs are around 29°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

4
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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 a sense of the local culture at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Visit Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham and Wat Sensoukharam for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at The Living Land Company, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Vat Visounarath.

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

You can fly from Hoi An to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luang Prabang, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham ©
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Appreciate the collections at Tired City Hang Bong and Vietnam Military History Museum. Go for a jaunt from Hanoi to Ninh Binh to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lantau island and Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, and walk around Nan Lian Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Hanoi to Hong Kong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

2
nights
New Taipei, Taiwan

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then shop like a local with Taipei 101. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Ximending, then don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then contemplate the long history of U-mkt, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our New Taipei trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to New Taipei takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Taipei, Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Ximending
Ximending

5
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Let the collections at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Three on the Bund capture your imagination. The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shaxi Ancient Town will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Shanghai: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Suzhou (Tongli Town, Luzhi Town, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from New Taipei to Shanghai in 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Taipei in February: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

5
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Get some cultural insight at Mutianyu Great Wall and National Museum Of China. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and contemplate the long history of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in February, expect Beijing to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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