43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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43 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Leh, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Ao Nang, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  8 h
8
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Shanti Stupa. Visit Thiksey Monastery and Alchi Choskor Monastery for their historical value. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti), Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Serzang Temple, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leh attractions tool .

Manchester, UK to Leh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Leh due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Monastero Tak Thok, Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and get outside with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Bangkok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cambodia Landmine Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, and steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Spas. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Patong Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Phuket Golf Leisure (in Rawai) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, and take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Relax by the water at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Poda Island. Step out of Ao Nang to go to Nong Thale and see Koh Lao Lading, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Armani Collection, and kick back and relax at Tubkaek Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ao Nang itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ao Nang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ao Nang can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Krabi Town
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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)

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.
Get in touch with nature at Maenam Beach and Malibu beach. You'll get in some beach time at Samrong Beach and Chaweng Beach. Step out of Bophut to go to Maret and see Dipabhavan Meditation Centre, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Rocky's Fashion, tee off at Koh Samui Golf Academy, and kick back and relax at Coral Cove Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut travel website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ao Nang to Bophut takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ao Nang in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Dipabhavan Meditation Centre, Coral Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Chaloklum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Salad Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yuan Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan online travel route planner .

Ko Pha Ngan is very close to Bophut. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Spas

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Pandawa Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balangan Beach and Melasti Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a stroll through Jimbaran Bay, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuta trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta takes 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in August, expect Kuta to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Ungasan, Nusa Dua, Taman Ayun Temple, Uluwatu Temple
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Saraswati Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Gianyar (Gunung Sari Dance & Bali Bird Park), Tampaksiring (Mount Kawi & Tirta Empul Temple) and Tegalalang (Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple & Elephant Safari Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk.

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

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Gianyar, Tampaksiring, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

3
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 Kinkaku-ji. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Arashiyama. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto route builder app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Ubud to Kyoto in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ubud in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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