52 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

52 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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52 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
8
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Karangasem, Indonesia
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 45​min
10
El Nido, Philippines
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
11
Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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 a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Pho and Wat Saket. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bangkok online itinerary planner .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. In November, Bangkok is much hotter than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
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.
Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap day trip planner .

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 November, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Appreciate the collections at Phuket Trickeye Museum and Phuket Art Village. Shop till you drop at Alex Fashion House and Patong Inn Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Nai Harn (Nai Harn Beach & Ao Sane), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Yanui Beach (in Rawai). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Patong sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Patong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Rawai, Phuket Art Village
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ko Phi Phi Le and Long Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Laem Tong Bay and Nui Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, cool off at Aquaride, and see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. November in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Animal Welfare and Koh Rok Island. Step out of the city life by going to Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. Spend the 28th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stop by Fashion Point, delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, experience rural life at ASALANTA, and kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta travel planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Malibu beach. Visiting Maenam Beach and Samrong Beach will get you outdoors. When in Bophut, make a side trip to see Mui Pirates in Lamai Beach, approximately 36 minutes away. On the 7th (Sat), spend a cool day on the water with Nautiness Sailing. And it doesn't end there: stop by Classic International Suits, choose your vessel at Blue Panther Yacht, make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and kick back and relax at Coral Cove Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bophut online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi from Ko Lanta to Bophut in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach, Wat Plai Laem, Mui Pirates
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Take a break from the city and head to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach. Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Khao Tham will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Hat Sadet Beach, stroll through Haad Chao Phao Beach, and look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Ko Pha Ngan is just a short distance from Bophut. In December, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Spas & Wellness

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pandawa Beach and Blue Point Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Elephant Safari Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Spas & Wellness (in Canggu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuta trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Karangasem.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Blue Point Beach, Spas & Wellness, Elephant Safari Park, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
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Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

5
nights
Karangasem, Indonesia

Karangasem ©
Karangasem remains best known for its mountainous landscape, isolated beaches, and small villages preserving age-old local traditions.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Enny Chritsmash Mountain Guide. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tirta Gangga and Mengening Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Karangasem side-trips: Lipah Beach (in Amed), Mt Batur (in Kintamani) and USS Liberty Shipwreck (in Tulamben). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, relax in the rural setting at Sorga Bali Chocolate, make a trip to Bugbug Village, and look for gifts at Mendira House.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Karangasem trip planner .

You can drive from Kuta to Karangasem in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Karangasem can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Karangasem

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kintamani, Tulamben, Mengening Temple, Lipah Beach, Mendira House
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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Tirta Gangga ©
Tirta Gangga
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace

4
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Duli Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Small Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Star Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ipil Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taraw Cliff.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to El Nido fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Karangasem to El Nido in 12 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

4
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mt Tapyas. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayangan Lake and Banol Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Kalitang Beach and stroll through Smith Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coron trip maker .

You can ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ocamocam Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake

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