60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia holiday planner

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Ha Long Quang Ninh, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get great views at Wat Saket, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and stop by Chinatown - Bangkok.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Ayutthaya, Thailand

— 2 nights
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 4th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, then explore the ancient world of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ayutthaya travel route website.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Ayutthaya are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites

Sukhothai, Thailand

— 2 nights

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Wat Si Chum, then delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Traphang Thong. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Si Satchanalai Historical Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sukhothai trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ayutthaya in February, plan for little chillier nights in Sukhothai, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 6 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.
Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai itinerary site.

Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Sukhothai in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pai, Thailand

— 3 nights
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Go for a jaunt from Pai to Soppong to see Pang Mapha Viewpoint about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Pai Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Pam Bok Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pai Piranha Fishing Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Mae Yen.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pai road trip planning tool.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Pai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Pai

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 2 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), then stroll around Singha Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, and finally browse the exhibits of De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd.

Plan my trip to Chiang Rai with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Pai to Chiang Rai by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Pai in February, you will find days in Chiang Rai are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Huay Xai, Laos

— 3 nights
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Huay Xai is known for parks and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Gibbon Experience Office, make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat, and steep yourself in history at Fort Carnot.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Huay Xai holiday maker website.

Getting from Chiang Rai to Huay Xai by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

Plan my day in Luang Prabang using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In February in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Vang Vieng, Laos

— 3 nights
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Vang Vieng is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vang Vieng trip maker.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vientiane.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Vientiane, Laos

— 3 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pha That Luang, make a trip to Wat Ong Teu, and appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vientiane road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Vientiane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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 5th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, take in the exciting artwork at A Dong Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi route tool.

Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Sapa, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, stop by Indigo Cat, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip builder app.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Lan Ha Bay, Monkey Island, &more). On the 13th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, look for gifts at Ha Long Pearl, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Go for a jaunt from Ninh Binh to Gia Sinh to see Bai Dinh Pagoda about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, make a trip to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, and look for gifts at Minh Trang Handmade.

Before you visit Ninh Binh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh takes 7 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Phong Nha.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Phong Nha, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Suoi Nuoc Mooc, Son Doong Cave, &more).

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha trip planner.

Drive from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planning site.

Drive from Phong Nha to Hue in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Dalat Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and get great views at Lam Vien Square.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip planning website.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip