42 days in Asia Itinerary

42 days in Asia Itinerary

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42 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  5​h
6
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h
9
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
12
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h
13
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak ©
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Visit Pandawa Beach and Nusa Dua Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Turtle Conservation and Education Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seminyak: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart and look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seminyak online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Seminyak is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Seminyak, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Seminyak hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pandawa Beach, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Nusa Dua Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Nusa Dua Beach ©
Nusa Dua Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Elephant Safari Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Saraswati Temple. Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ubud trip planner.

Drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Tirta Empul Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Mason Elephant Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

2
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nacpan Beach and Small Lagoon. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Big Lagoon. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Cabanas Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip planner .

You can fly from Ubud to El Nido in 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic City of Ayutthaya and The Grand Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Maha That and Raja's Fashions. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok vacation maker website .

You can fly from El Nido to Bangkok in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Terrace of the Elephants. Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and see Off-Road Tours.

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You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island and then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary app .

Getting from Siem Reap to Ko Lanta by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Siem Reap in April since evenings lows in Ko Lanta dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Freedom Beach. Relax by the water at Nai Harn Beach and Patong Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip tool .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Patong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Head to The Gem Palace and Jitesh Artsfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, see the interesting displays at Jaipur Wax Museum, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Jaipur takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Krabi Town in May, with highs in Jaipur at 48°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

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nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Head to The Dubai Mall and Dubai Gold Soukfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Jaipur to Dubai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jaipur to Dubai. While traveling from Jaipur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dubai, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bur Dubai Grand Mosque and Heritage Village. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Abu Dhabi and bet on your favorite at Yas Marina Circuit.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seongsan Ilchulbong and Halla Mountain. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Arario Museum Dongmun Motel. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Hallim Park, head outdoors with Gwakji Gwamul Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jeju online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Jeju takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Korea Standard Time is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Todai-ji Temple and Ginkakuji Temple. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ryoanji Temple will appeal to history buffs. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Osaka Castle in Osaka, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Kyoto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaka Castle, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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