60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kuta, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Philippines
— 6 nights
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— 4 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia

— 6 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Karang Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pandawa Beach, view the masterpieces at The Gallery, browse the exhibits of Nyaman Gallery, and cool off at Waterbom Bali.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuta day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kuta is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Kuta hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saigon Vibes Tour and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. On the 2nd (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Fly from Kuta to Ho Chi Minh City in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuta to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and A.N.D. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Baphuon Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia, and take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 16:

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 6 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vinpearl Safari and May Rut Island. Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to Ganh Dau to see Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Seamen Divers Diving Club, stop by The Vietnamese Artists, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, and relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Duong Dong in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietgiftmart. On the 23rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Hanoi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Hue, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Tombs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hue online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 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'll discover tucked-away gems like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang ( Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, My Khe Beach, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

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

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Boracay on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Da Lat

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

Boracay, Philippines

— 5 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Diniwid Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), get outside with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay, kick back and relax at Balinghai Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Nursery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Boracay in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Da Lat to Boracay is 1 hour. February in Boracay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Coron, Philippines

— 6 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coral Garden and Kayangan Lake. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalitang Beach, and head off the coast to Coron Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coron tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 19:

El Nido, Philippines

— 4 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Hidden Beach, and stroll through Nacpan Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the El Nido trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
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.

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.