60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Bus to Pattaya
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Fly to Udon Thani, Bus to Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, Drive to Vientiane
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Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Denpasar
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Paro, Bhutan

— 2 nights
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paro: Thimphu (Clock Tower Square, Kuenselphodrang, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

Start your trip to Paro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paro is 0.5 hours. In December, Paro is little chillier than New Delhi - with highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Pattaya, Thailand

— 4 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pattaya Elephant Village, Ramayana Water Park and Alcazar Cabaret. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Sanctuary Of Truth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple, head off the coast to Koh Larn, and admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pattaya trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paro to Pattaya takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Bhutan Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. In December, Pattaya is warmer than Paro - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

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.
You've added Explorenique, Dream World, Wat Pho, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bangkok using our trip planner.

Getting from Pattaya to Bangkok by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chiang Mai Night Safari as well as Phoenix Adventure Park. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Phoenix Adventure Park, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chiang Mai Night Safari, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and then take in the awesome beauty at Doi Inthanon.

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Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bangkok in January since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

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.
You've now added Dahlia Beauty & Spa Laos to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, and appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam).

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vientiane road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Chiang Mai to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in January, plan for little chillier nights in Luang Prabang, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

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.
You've added Dragon Pearl Junks, Vietnam Fast Tours, La Spa Trendy, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and stop by TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Captain jacks tour as well as Alisa Premier Cruise. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Cat Ba Island, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Local Buddy Tours, Hoi An Jasmine Spa, March Gallery, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Tran Thi Ly Bridge). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Happy Angkor Wat Tour as well as Bambu Stage Siem Reap. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get where you need to go with Happy Angkor Wat Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of the Dead, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, stroll through Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, and finally catch a live performance at Bambu Stage Siem Reap.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Transportation · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 3 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.
You've added Village Quad Bike Trails, Oriental Spa, Cassina Tours Phnom Penh, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stroll around Royal Palace Park, admire the landmark architecture of Central Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Eden Garden Mall.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Suoi Tien Theme Park as well as Saigon Adventure . Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Suoi Tien Theme Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple. On your second day here, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Saigon Adventure .

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker site.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Manila.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Manila, Philippines

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Greenbelt Park as well as High 5 Paragliding. Step out of Manila with an excursion to Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Rizal Park, admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manila online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Manila takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Philippine Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, plan for slightly colder days in Manila, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Boracay, Philippines

— 3 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boracay Haven Spa, WaterColors Boracay Diving Adventures and Malumpati Cold Spring. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Willy's Rock, admire all the interesting features of Boracay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in February, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, Agusto Bali Tours - Day Tours, and other attractions you added. Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Threads of Life (in Ubud). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Waterbom Bali, relax and rejuvenate at Chantara Wellness & Spa, view the masterpieces at Ghostbird + Swoon, and kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denpasar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Denpasar takes 11 hours. While traveling from Boracay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denpasar, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuta Theatre, Young Spa Bali and Adventure Scuba Diving Bali. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, browse the different shops at Beachwalk Shopping Center, and stroll through Seminyak Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuta trip builder.

Kuta is just a stone's throw from Denpasar. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Urban Retreat Spa KL as well as Aquaria. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, delve into the lush surroundings at Taman Tugu, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuta to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ikeda Spa Prestige, Origin Bar, Natureland Valley Point, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Sentosa Boardwalk about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, get all the equipment you need at City Scoot, and don't miss a visit to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:

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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.

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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.