36 days in Asia Itinerary

36 days in Asia Itinerary

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36 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  11​h
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2​h
3
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
8
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
9
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Shop till you drop at KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Suria KLCC Mall. Visiting Batu Caves and Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Oasis Village in Petaling Jaya (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, don't miss a visit to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur travel route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

1
night
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, wander the streets of Armenian Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, then get some fabulous bargains at Indochine Natural, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our George Town trip planning website .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. In November, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Indochine Natural, Tropical Spice Garden
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Indochine Natural ©
Indochine Natural
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

4
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Spas. On the 17th (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Freedom Beach. Do your shopping at Jungceylon and New Valentino. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn), Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Phuket Town (Kayaking & Canoeing & Monkey Hill). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Malin Plaza Patong, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, and get great views at Karon View Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Patong online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to Patong in 5.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Langkawi to Patong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Nai Harn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Kbal Spean. Shop till you drop at Xinh Creations and Made in Cambodia Market. Spend the 26th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Patong to Siem Reap takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Zipline
Spas

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to CentralWorld and Terminal 21. Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, stop by Tom's Fashion, and stroll around Lumpini Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok visit planner .

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
Terminal 21 ©
Terminal 21
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Step out of the city life by going to Thai Elephant Home and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Doi Inthanon and Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park. Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 4th (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's still lots to do: stop by Milano Collection.

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You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Thai Elephant Home, Doi Inthanon
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
El Nido, Philippines

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 discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Las Cabanas Beach. Visiting Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the El Nido day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chiang Mai to El Nido in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Chiang Mai to El Nido, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

5
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ariel's Point. Get outdoors at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Bugtongbato Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Diniwid Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, take a stroll through Sinag Village, and head off the coast to Boracay Waters.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boracay visit planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. December in Boracay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

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