25 days in Asia Itinerary

25 days in Asia Itinerary

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25 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  12​h
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Goa, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

2
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Miraj Islamic Art Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Zayed Heritage Center, then appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial, then get outside with Nation Riviera Beach Club, and finally explore the galleries of Folklore Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip builder site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Abu Dhabi, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Museums Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Abu Dhabi ©
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Spas

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dubai online trip maker .

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Dubai sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

2
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Shanta Durga Temple. Get some historical perspective at Palacio do Deao and Reis Magos Fort. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, stop by Lahas Art, stroll through Palolem Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa trip builder app .

Fly from Dubai to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Goa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Goa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip maker .

You can fly from Goa to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Goa in December, you will find days in Bangkok are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Banteay Kdei, delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and finally stop by Artisans Angkor.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap road trip site .

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by Nordic Fashion, then get great views at Karon View Point, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Patong travel website .

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 December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 27th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Koh Lao Lading, then browse the different shops at Klong Muang Plaza, then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Patong to Krabi Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and finally see the interesting displays at National Textile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Kuala Lumpur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Krabi Town to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petrosains Science Discovery Centre ©

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nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): learn about all things military at Battlebox, then get outside with City Scoot, then buy something for everyone on your list at Clarke Quay, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Maxwell Food Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Singapore itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Singapore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Pantai Sanur. Do your shopping at Bali Collection and Kuluk Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Gallery Ada Garuda (in Tegalalang). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Mount Kawi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, and hunt for treasures at Ubud Traditional Art Market.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud road trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Pura Puseh, Mount Kawi, Bali Collection, Tanah Lot Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

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