21 days in Asia Itinerary

21 days in Asia Itinerary

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21 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h
2
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  13​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kannur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Kovalam, India
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rome, Italy

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Patong Beach and Tri Trang Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Freedom Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Karon Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Patong tour planning site .

Rome, Italy to Patong is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Patong is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rome in October; daily highs in Patong reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon 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.
Get in touch with nature at Pantai Sanur and Nusa Dua Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kuta Beach - Bali and Jimbaran Bay. When in Kuta, make a side trip to see Karang Beach in Sanur, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and stop by Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuta trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Patong to Kuta in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. October in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Denpasar, Seminyak, Nusa Dua Beach, Jimbaran Bay
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Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Spas

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park, and then experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip maker tool .

Drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace

2
nights
Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Mararikulam Beach and Andhakaranazhy Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Andhakaranazhi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottappally Beach, and don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ubud to Alappuzha by combination of flight and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Traveling from Ubud to Alappuzha, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Andhakaranazhy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Andhakaranazhy Beach ©
Andhakaranazhy Beach

3
nights
Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Visit Thottada Beach and Chal Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Azhikkal Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ettikulam Beach, and get great views at Alakapuri Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kannur online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikode
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

4
nights
Kovalam, India

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
You'll get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Adimalathura Beach and Varkala Beach. Step out of Kovalam with an excursion to Kappil Beach in Varkala--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, stroll through Muthalapozhi, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Kannur to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Varkala, Muthalapozhi, Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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