60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Drive to Aalborg Airport, Fly to Paro
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Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Paro, Bhutan

— 2 nights
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Paro Taktsang and National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Drukgyel Dzong and Rinpung Dzong. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Chele La Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, and soothe aching muscles at Tshetob Ying Yum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paro trip planner.

Aars, Denmark to Paro is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Aars to Paro, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Aars, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paro, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Thimphu, Bhutan

— 3 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Simtokha Dzong and Pangri Zampa Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Chagri Dorjeden Monastery and Phajoding Monastery. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thimphu trip site.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In October in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Popular historic sites such as Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Wat Maha That, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Raja's Fashions.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Thimphu to Bangkok takes 7 hours. Traveling from Thimphu to Bangkok, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Thimphu in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bangkok, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 5 nights

Temple Town

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.
Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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 20th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Phnom Penh Taxi Expert. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh online trip planner.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and The Independence Palace for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). On the 24th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and gain some tasty knowledge on Saigon Vibes Tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 2 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sule Pagoda, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaba Aye Paya.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) road trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon (Rangoon) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon (Rangoon), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Bagan, Myanmar

— 3 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bagan Temples and Ananda Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shwesandaw Pagoda and Dhammayan Gyi Temple. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manuha Temple, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, and look for gifts at Golden Cuckoo Lacquerware.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bagan trip itinerary website.

Fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Phra That Hariphunchai and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Lamphun (Wat San Pa Yang Luang & Wat Kukut) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkchat Meditation Retreat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai road trip planning site.

Fly from Bagan to Chiang Mai in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bagan to Chiang Mai is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Xiengthong and Royal Palace Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kuang Si Waterfall and Mount Phousi. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and make a trip to Vat Visounarath.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Temple of Literature & National University and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Hanoi to Ninh Binh to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 45 min away. Make the 11th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, see Off-Road Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Get in touch with nature at Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Changdeokgung Palace and Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower, don't miss a visit to Jongmyo Shrine, and wander the streets of Insadong.

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Getting from Hanoi to Seoul by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanoi to Seoul. In November, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Todai-ji Temple). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, admire the natural beauty at Shugakuin Imperial Villa, and contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planner.

Getting from Seoul to Kyoto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in November: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kōtoku-in and Hase-dera Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Ginza.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.

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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

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.

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.

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.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.