60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 5 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 7 nights
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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.
On the 28th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and stop by Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ninh Binh side-trips: Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh), Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh (in Ky Phu) and Tran Temple (in Nam Dinh). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mai Spa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and look for gifts at Minh Trang Handmade.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sapa.
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Sapa, Vietnam — 4 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.
When in Sapa, make a side trip to see Spas in Lao Cai, approximately Lao Cai away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, take a stroll through Hang Da Village, stroll through Y Linh Ho, and appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Sapa in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Luang Prabang.
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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.
When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately Nong Khiaw away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Huak, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Luang Prabang in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Vientiane.
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Vientiane, Laos — 2 nights

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 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, snap pictures at Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, stroll around Buddha Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally make a trip to Wat Ong Teu. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), pause for some photo ops at Wat That Luang Neua, buy something for everyone on your list at Talat Sao, browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, then appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), and finally make a trip to Patuxai.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vientiane trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok online vacation maker.

Fly from Vientiane to Bangkok in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. October in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 3 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, stroll through Jansom Bay, and stop by May & Co. General Store.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 7 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha-Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Haad Chao Phao Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum, and enjoy some diversion at Jungle Kids Phangan.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha-Ngan online route maker.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan in 2 hours. In October in Ko Pha-Ngan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 6 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.
Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 7th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Viti's TukTuk Angkor Driver.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap road trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Siem Reap takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Phnom Penh.
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, look for gifts at Smateria, then contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally find something for the whole family at Fly Phnom Penh. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Eden Garden Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh online vacation builder.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 6 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.
On the 12th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City visit planning tool.

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. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Tran Thi Ly Bridge). Make the 20th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at Hoi An Memories Land, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Laos travel guide

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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.
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