60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia tour itinerary planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Harbin
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Harbin, China
— 1 night
Fly
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Train
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Tianjin, China
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sapporo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 1 night
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila
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Manila, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
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Ferry to Krabi Town Pier, Bus to Krabi, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Harbin, China

— 1 night

Ice City

The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Harbin online road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Harbin is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get much colder in Harbin: highs are around 11°F and lows about -10°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Harbin

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Beijing, China

— 3 nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and then shop like a local with 798 Art Zone.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beijing trip builder.

Fly from Harbin to Beijing in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Harbin in January; daily highs in Beijing reach 38°F and lows reach 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tianjin.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Tianjin, China

— 1 night
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Former Residence of Liang Qichao and then see the interesting displays at Tianjin Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Five Great Avenues.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tianjin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Beijing to Tianjin by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Tianjin sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Tianjin

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Seoul, South Korea

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Step out of the city life by going to Bukhansan National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Grevin Museum, take an in-depth tour of Seodaemun Prison History Hall, and explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tianjin to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and subway. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sapporo.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

Sapporo, Japan

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Royce' Chocolate World and Fushimi Inari Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rusutsu Resort Ski and Sapporo Teine. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Sapporo Bankei Ski Area, and head outdoors with Giro21 MTB&Nature Tourguide - Daytours.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip builder.

You can fly from Seoul to Sapporo in 6 hours. Traveling from Seoul in January, you will find days in Sapporo are little chillier (27°F), and nights are about the same (22°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kanda Myojin and KidZania Tokyo. Get a sense of the local culture at Kawasaki Daishi and Koami Shrine. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya, walk around Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and steep yourself in history at Toshogu Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo journey planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sapporo in January, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rokuharamitsuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Bund (Wai Tan) and Longhua Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanghai Confucian Temple, explore the galleries of Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, and walk around Fuxing Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shanghai online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Taipei, Taiwan

— 3 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Lungshan Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Palace Museum and Lanyang Museum. Step out of Taipei to go to Jiaoxi and see Jiaosi Hot Spring, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, and take a tour by water with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taipei trip site.

Fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in January; daily highs in Taipei reach 67°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Boracay, Philippines

— 1 night
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Balinghai Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boracay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Taipei to Boracay in 8.5 hours. In February, Boracay is a bit warmer than Taipei - with highs of 81°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Manila, Philippines

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Filipino Intramuros and Monastery of Saint Agustin. Go for a jaunt from Manila to Taguig City to see Heroes Cemetery about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Museum of the Filipino People, browse the different shops at Glorietta, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get engrossed in the history at Presidential Museum and Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Manila tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in February: highs in Manila hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Manila

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Quan Lan Beach. Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Hanoi takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bitexco Financial Tower and Ba Thien Hau Temple. War Remnants Museum and Vietnam ART Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, discover the deep blue sea with Rainbow Divers-Saigon, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and tour in harmony with nature at Viet King Fisher Company.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and finally explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, get engrossed in the history at Angkor National Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Suthat and Erawan Museum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pak Nam, and contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Pattaya, Thailand

— 2 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 22nd (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khao Chi Chan Buddha and then admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pattaya trip maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Pattaya sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 24th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan my day in Ko Pha Ngan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Pattaya to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, get great views at Karon Viewpoint, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Patong driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Patong when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in February, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 4 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Batu Caves and Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Pantai Kelanang Beach and Morib Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thean Hou Temple, stroll around KL Bird Park, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Kuala Lumpur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In February in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phan Tao and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary site.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chiang Mai, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.