31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Ao Nang, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
6
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  9 h
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
9
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Bangkok is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in April, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 41°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

3
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Plai Laem and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Maenam Beach and Chaweng Beach. The adventure continues: stop by Rocky's Fashion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samrong Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Na Phra Lan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chinese Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bophut in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siem Reap in April, expect nights in Bophut to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mae Nam
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

3
nights
Ao Nang, Thailand

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at VICTORIA Fashion House and Dao Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bamboo Island and Railay View Point. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ao Nang tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Ao Nang in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bophut in May since evenings lows in Ao Nang dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Krabi Town
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nui Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach. On the next day, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Ao Nang to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Tiger Collections and Lanta Art. Get in touch with nature at Lanta Animal Welfare and Kantiang Bay. Spend the 9th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), and delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online travel route planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. May in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Get outdoors at Pantai Sanur and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Paradise Pictures (in Canggu) and Melasti Beach (in Ungasan). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nusa Dua Beach, view the masterpieces at Reservoart, browse the exhibits of Central Wave Painting, and stroll through Pandawa Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuta visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lanta to Kuta takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Ko Lanta in May, plan for little chillier days in Kuta, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Melasti Beach
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Tirta Empul Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gallery Ada Garuda and Saraswati Temple. Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Elephant Safari Park in Tegalalang--about 38 minutes away. On the 18th (Sat), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ubud online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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 get in some beach time at Las Cabanas Beach and Hidden Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nacpan Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Small Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Payong-Payong Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Commando Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ubud to El Nido in 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from El Nido to Kyoto in 14.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Nido to Kyoto. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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