60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6​h 30​min
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  13​h
4
Pokhara, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
George Town, Malaysia
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
9
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

8
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mỹ Sơn and Bang An Tower. Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Hue (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Thien Mu Pagoda) and Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Lady Buddha). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Hoi An is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Hoi An, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Hoi An reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hue, Mỹ Sơn, Bang An Tower
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

6
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub) (in Mae Klong), Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya) and Pattaya (Art in Paradise Pattaya, Big Buddha Temple, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, and stroll around Lumpini Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

6
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Speed Boats Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bai Tu Long Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Cat Ba) and Quan Lan Beach (in Quan Lan). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay travel route planning website .

Getting from Bangkok to Halong Bay by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Quan Lan Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Sarangkot. Get a sense of the local culture at Peace Temple and International Mountain Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Poon Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and Head underground at Gupteswar Gupha.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Pokhara route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Pokhara in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Halong Bay to Pokhara is minus 1 hour. In October in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

6
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Swayambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com and Climbing Tours. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu visit planner.

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in October, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Kathmandu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Elephant Rescue Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Taeng (Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) & Thai Elephant Home), Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, step into the grandiose world of Suan Dok Gate, and explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Chiang Mai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kathmandu to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kathmandu, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 9:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Relax by the water at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Promthep Cape (in Rawai), Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and FFF Food For Foreigners (in Phuket Town). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), get great views at Karon View Point, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Rawai, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

8
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Let the collections at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Khoo Kongsi capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kek Lok Si Temple and Armenian Street. Get out of town with these interesting George Town side-trips: Teluk Bahang (ESCAPE & Monkey Beach) and Sungai Batu Archaeological Site (in Bedong). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill, and examine the collection at Dark Mansion - 3D Glow In The Dark Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip planning website .

Getting from Patong to George Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Teluk Bahang, Sungai Batu Archaeological Site, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street

7
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Art In Paradise and Batik Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Cenang Beach. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, step off the mainland to explore Beras Basah Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, and kick back and relax at Tengah Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 28:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

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