60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Win, approximately Mae Win away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Chiang Mai. In August, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Spas · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 5 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: learn and have fun at C&M Learn Thai Culture, stroll through The Secret Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and kick back and relax at Hat Sadet Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan attractions planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, and stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Patong day trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Patong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Patong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, don't miss a visit to Phong Nha Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary website.

Drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 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 1st (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip tool.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Spas · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Hong Kong, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Hong Kong Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Shanghai, China

— 6 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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, stop by Spin Ceramics, and enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shanghai trip planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Shanghai is slightly colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Universal Studios Japan). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, visit Arashiyama, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto National Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Kyoto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

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.

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.

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.