39 days in Asia Itinerary

39 days in Asia Itinerary

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39 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  33​h
8
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
9
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
12
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Visiting Puerto Princesa Underground River and Tubbataha Reef will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sabang Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, take an in-depth tour of Palawan Heritage Center, and explore the activities along Honda Bay.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa driving holiday planner.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach

4
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Take a break from the city and head to Kalitang Beach and Atwayan Beach. Visit Banol Beach and Smith Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Parish Church, stop by Makulit Shop, and make a trip to Lusong Gunboat Wreck.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coron trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunken Japanese Wrecks ©
Sunken Japanese Wrecks

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Big Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Nido online journey planner .

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

2
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Seminyak Beach. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Padang Padang Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seminyak route planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Seminyak takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Seminyak can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Padang Padang Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Seminyak Beach ©
Seminyak Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ubud travel route planner.

You can drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Saraswati Temple ©
Saraswati Temple

3
nights
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Paddle Gili, look for gifts at Casa Vintage Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gili Trawangan trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Ubud to Gili Trawangan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paddle Gili ©
Paddle Gili
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery ©
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Bustling with international visitors and partygoers all year round, the resort town of Kuta serves as the most popular coastal destination in Bali.
On the 24th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Selong Belanak Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuta Beach - Lombok, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aan Beach, and then stroll through Batu Payung Beach.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Kuta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Kuta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lombok, Batu Payung Beach, Selong Belanak Beach, Sade Traditional Weaving Village
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanjung Aan Beach ©
Tanjung Aan Beach
Kuta Beach - Lombok ©
Kuta Beach - Lombok

5
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark Diving. You'll get in some beach time at Sai Nuan Beach and Hin Wong Bay. There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the activities along Aow Leuk Bay, trek along John-Suwan Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Sairee Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao travel website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuta to Koh Tao. Traveling from Kuta to Koh Tao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Shark Diving

3
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lamai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Lamai Beach to see Bowtiful Jewellery about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bophut tour planner .

Getting from Koh Tao to Bophut by ferry takes about 2 hours. January in Bophut sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Bowtiful Jewellery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

3
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nha Trang Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, get in on the family fun at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, take in the exciting artwork at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip itinerary site .

Fly from Bophut to Nha Trang in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Theme Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then do some two-wheel cruising with Countryside Adventures, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City itinerary site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Spas

5
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ong Lang Beach and Vung Bau Beach. Get outdoors at Sao Beach and Tranh Stream.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Duong Dong trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Spas, Phu Quoc Waterfall, Sao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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