61 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

61 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea — 5 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Jongmyo Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, and shop like a local with Namdaemun Market.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip planning app.

Salzburg, Austria to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salzburg to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salzburg in May, with highs in Seoul at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Kyoto.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Kyoto, Japan — 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online holiday planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) and Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday builder app.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take a stroll through The Rocks, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Sydney by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Sydney. In May, Sydney is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Taveuni Island on the 5th (Mon).
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:

Taveuni Island, Fiji — 3 nights

Garden Island

Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lavena Coastal Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tavoro Waterfalls, and then head outdoors with Makaira Resort Fishing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Taveuni Island trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Taveuni Island. Traveling from Sydney to Taveuni Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Taveuni Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 34°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Melbourne, Australia — 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taveuni Island to Melbourne. Traveling from Taveuni Island to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Taveuni Island in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ubud.
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Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Ubud, Indonesia — 4 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterbom Bali (in Kuta), Avani Spa Kenderan (in Kenderan) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). The adventure continues: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, surround yourself with nature on NEWbali, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ubud route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Ubud takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Ubud is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 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.
On the 20th (Tue), Head underground at Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around KL Bird Park, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and then shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online road trip planner.

Getting from Ubud to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Ubud in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kuala Lumpur: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

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: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar — 2 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, and then walk around Kandawgyi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Green Season Travel and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) travel planning site.

Getting from Bangkok to Yangon (Rangoon) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Yangon (Rangoon) is minus 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 0.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Vat Visounarath, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Hanoi.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.
On the 5th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi day trip planning website.

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 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tirana.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Tirana, Albania — 1 night

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, then step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, and then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tirana day trip app.

You can fly from Hanoi to Tirana in 19 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Tirana is minus 6 hours. July in Tirana sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotor.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Kotor, Montenegro — 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City, and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tirana to Kotor by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.
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Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 11th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo attractions website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kotor in July; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.
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Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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Fiji travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Fishing Charters & Tours
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.
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Indonesia travel guide

4.3
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.
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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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Myanmar travel guide

3.9
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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Laos travel guide

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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.
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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.
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Albania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.
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Montenegro travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.
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