60 days in Thailand, Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Thailand, Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

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60 days in Thailand, Laos & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
8
Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
9
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
10
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  45​min
11
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
12
Patong, Thailand
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rescue Park and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Chom Thong (Wachirathan Falls & Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai road trip planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Chiang Mai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Chom Thong, Doi Inthanon, Thai Elephant Home
Highlights from your plan
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Old Quarter Luang Prabang. Get in touch with nature at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and Mount Phousi. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, relax in the rural setting at The Living Land Company, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Go for a jaunt from Hanoi to Dinh Bang to see Do Temple about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, Do Temple
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Escape the urban bustle at Paradise Cave and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Wat Pho and Historic City of Ayutthaya will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World will get you outdoors. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya) and Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Mahathat, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Bangkok in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bottle Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Hat Sadet Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Chaloklum Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ko Pha Ngan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

4
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. Relax by the water at Ao Tanot Bay and Sai Nuan Beach. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Laem Thian, step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Shark Diving

5
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Maenam Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Bophut with an excursion to Thong Ching Bay in Khanom--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary Help of Christians Church, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, and get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut trip itinerary maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2 hours. August in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thong Ching Bay, Maenam Beach, Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Tup Island. Get in touch with nature at Bamboo Island and Railay Beach. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, head off the coast to Poda Island, get outside with Motorbike Rental Krabi, and enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Krabi Town, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

5
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Laem Tong Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ko Phi Phi Le. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, stroll through Ao Ton Sai, and contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

5
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll get in some beach time at Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Phra Ae Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, look for gifts at The Tiger Collections, and take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta trip app .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

7
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket. We've included these beaches for you: Nai Harn Beach and Patong Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town), Phuket Trickeye Museum (in Talat Yai) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Monkey Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and stroll through Karon Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon, Scuba & Snorkeling, Phang Nga Bay.
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

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