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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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thimphu (Clock Tower Square, Kuenselphodrang, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinpung Dzong, and pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paro road trip tool.

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. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get a bit cooler in Paro: highs are around 16°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Sanctuary Of Truth, step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn, browse the different shops at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Christian Church in Pattaya.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pattaya itinerary maker app.

Getting from Paro to Pattaya by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paro to Pattaya is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Paro in January: high temperatures in Pattaya hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Explorenique, Dream World, Wat Pho, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

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 17th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at Phoenix Adventure Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chiang Man, then meet the residents at Chiang Mai Night Safari, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Inthanon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dahlia Beauty & Spa Laos. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, stroll around Chao Anouvong Park, take in the views from Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane trip builder tool.

You can 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, daytime highs in Vientiane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (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 18 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays 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 next day: take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang travel planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luang Prabang when traveling from Vientiane in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

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. When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, approximately Cat Ba away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

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.
You've added Local Buddy Tours, Hoi An Jasmine Spa, March Gallery, and other attractions to your itinerary. 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, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 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. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

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 3rd (Thu): go from sight to sight with Happy Angkor Wat Tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of the Dead, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, stroll through Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, and finally see a show at Bambu Stage Siem Reap.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap vacation 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in February: highs in Siem Reap hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Transportation · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

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. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, examine the collection at National Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Eden Garden Mall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

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 9th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Suoi Tien Theme Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ben Duoc Memorial Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Saigon Adventure .

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Manila.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

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. Change things up with a short trip to Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll around Rizal Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park, admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Manila day trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Manila in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Manila. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, you will find days in Manila are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

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. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, make a trip to Willy's Rock, and explore and take pictures at Boracay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boracay online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manila to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Manila, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boracay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You've added Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Agusto Bali Tours - Day Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Threads of Life) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pantai Sanur, relax and rejuvenate at Chantara Wellness & Spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Karang Beach, and view the masterpieces at Ghostbird + Swoon.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denpasar online journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Denpasar in 11 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in February: highs in Denpasar hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Kuta on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pecatu (Padang Padang Beach & Uluwatu Temple). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kuta Beach - Bali, kick back and relax at Seminyak Beach, look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store, and browse the different shops at Beachwalk Shopping Center.

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Kuta is just a stone's throw from Denpasar. In February, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuta

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, delve into the lush surroundings at Taman Tugu, stroll around KLCC Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Kuta to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. February in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

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.
When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, approximately Sentosa Island away. Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, trek along The Southern Ridges, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore day trip website.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

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.