39 days in Asia Itinerary

39 days in Asia Itinerary

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39 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
7
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2​h 15​min
9
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
10
Kampot, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Kratie, Cambodia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
13
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phanan Choeng. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Bangkok is 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. You'll set off for Sukhothai on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

2
nights
Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Chetuphon will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Trapang Tong Lang and Wat Si Chum. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple, steep yourself in history at Si Satchanalai Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sukhothai trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Bangkok to Sukhothai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sukhothai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Si Suphan. Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Tham Pha Plong (in Chiang Dao), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng). There's much more to do: stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and explore the historical opulence of Suan Dok Gate.

Plan my day in Chiang Mai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thai Elephant Home, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Tham Pha Plong
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, then experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yuan Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Tham.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Khao Tham ©
Wat Khao Tham
Wat Chaloklum ©
Wat Chaloklum

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yanui Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Patong road trip planning website .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yogyakarta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Yanui Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach

2
nights
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta ©
Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parangtritis Beach and then delve into the distant past at Prambanan Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Wisata Seribu Batu Songgo Langit and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pinus Pengger Nature Tourism.

Plan a Yogyakarta trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medan to Yogyakarta. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Yogyakarta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bantul, Prambanan Temples, Parangtritis Beach
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Parangtritis Beach ©
Parangtritis Beach
Prambanan Temples ©
Prambanan Temples

2
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, and then don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Nyang-nyang Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denpasar road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Yogyakarta to Denpasar with the Route module. Traveling from Yogyakarta to Denpasar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Denpasar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tanah Lot Temple, Nyang-nyang Beach
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Nyang-nyang Beach ©
Nyang-nyang Beach

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and then experience the excitement of Terrace River Pool Swing. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ubud road trip site .

Traveling by car from Denpasar to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Ubud sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Before you visit Gili Trawangan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Ubud to Gili Trawangan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Gili Trawangan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kampot.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Masjid Agung Baiturrahman ©
Masjid Agung Baiturrahman
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot ©
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Otres Beach and Kep Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Sampov Pram and Kampot Art Gallery. Explore Kampot's surroundings by going to Serendipity Beach (in Sihanoukville) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kep). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Catholic Church, relax in the rural setting at Farm Link, look for gifts at Paradise Gardens Kampot, and take an in-depth tour of Kampot Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kampot trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gili Trawangan to Kampot. Traveling from Gili Trawangan to Kampot, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kratie.

Things to do in Kampot

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kep, Sihanoukville
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Otres Beach ©
Otres Beach
Serendipity Beach ©
Serendipity Beach
Wat Sampov Pram ©
Wat Sampov Pram

1
night
Kratie, Cambodia

The small town of Kratie sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Wat Rokar Kandal and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kratie day trip planner.

Drive from Kampot to Kratie in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Kratie

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, then look for gifts at JUNGLE &jardin, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phnom Penh road trip site .

You can drive from Kratie to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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 inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Preah Khan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Baphuon Temple. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom South Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Preah Ngok.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Putra Mosque and Batu Caves. Visit National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Kuala Lumpur City Gallery for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Pelek to see Bagan Lalang Beach about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thean Hou Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Bagan Lalang Beach, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Putra Mosque
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

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