41 days in Asia Itinerary

41 days in Asia Itinerary

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41 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
6
Pattaya, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 45​min
12
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h
13
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 6th (Fri), take a stroll through Chinatown, hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Clarke Quay, and finally see the interesting displays at The Intan. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at East Coast Park, then learn about all things military at Battlebox, and then look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore online sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Singapore, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Singapore to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail

4
nights
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Visit Pantai Minyak Beku and Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Desaru and Johor Premium Outlet. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Resort Golf & Country Club in Senai (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park, make a trip to The Vicar Church Of Immaculate Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johor Old Chinese Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Johor Bahru City Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru holiday maker website .

Johor Bahru is just a short distance from Singapore. In March, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Pantai Minyak Beku, Desaru, Palm Resort Golf & Country Club, Johor Premium Outlet
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Desaru ©
Desaru
Palm Resort Golf & Country Club ©
Palm Resort Golf & Country Club
Pantai Minyak Beku ©
Pantai Minyak Beku

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Suria KLCC Mall and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Get some cultural insight at Batu Caves and Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Bagan Lalang Beach in Sungai Pelek--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur road trip website .

Traveling by car from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Bagan Lalang Beach, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

4
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Phuket Trickeye Museum and Shell World Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bang Tao Beach and Yanui Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Monkey Hill, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Walking Street Market (Lard Yai).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket Town is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Phuket Town are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket, Yanui Beach, Nordic Fashion, Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Hill ©
Monkey Hill
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

3
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khao San Roadfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phanan Choeng, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Chatuchak Flower Market, browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, and identify plant and animal life at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

4
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Big Buddha Temple and Wat Sam Saen. Get a sense of the local culture at Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien) and Wat Yansangwararam. Step out of Pattaya with an excursion to Sai Kaew Beach in Sattahip--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Ama Fashion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Darul Ibadah Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lanpho Nakluea Market.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Pattaya road trip planning website .

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in March: highs in Pattaya hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wat Yansangwararam, Sai Kaew Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple

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 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Baphuon Temple, explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, view the masterpieces at Jayav Art, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Pattaya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace, view the masterpieces at Lotus Space, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then get some fabulous bargains at Factory Outlet Store, and finally explore the activities along Mekong River. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Russian Market, and then wander the streets of Bassac Lane.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, take a stroll through Pham Ngu Lao Street, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a stroll through Saigon.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh
Highlights from your plan
Pham Ngu Lao Street ©
Pham Ngu Lao Street
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
On the 2nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Bogor Palace, examine the collection at Kite Museum of Indonesia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancol Beach Pool. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Galeri Nasional Indonesia, explore the galleries of Bartele Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Summarecon Mal Serpong.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jakarta itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Jakarta in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, expect nights in Jakarta to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Jakarta

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tangerang, Bogor Palace
Highlights from your plan
Bogor Palace ©
Bogor Palace
Galeri Nasional Indonesia ©
Galeri Nasional Indonesia
Kite Museum of Indonesia ©
Kite Museum of Indonesia

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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.
Head to Ikat Gallery and Tinkers Toy Shopfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Turtle Conservation and Education Centre and Suluban Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Ungasan (Melasti Beach, Green Bowl Beach, & more), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Nyang-nyang Beach (in Pecatu). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Bali Trick Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Jimbaran Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Santo Fransiskus Xaverius.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuta vacation planner .

Fly from Jakarta to Kuta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Kuta is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ungasan, Pecatu, Jimbaran, Tinkers Toy Shop, Turtle Conservation and Education Centre
Highlights from your plan
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Museum PASIFIKA ©
Museum PASIFIKA

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

Nusa Lembongan ©
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the views from Yellow Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mushroom Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Tears. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nusa Lembongan trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Kuta to Nusa Lembongan in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Mushroom Beach ©
Mushroom Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Elephant Safari Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Luhur Batukaru Temple. When in Ubud, make a side trip to see Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, stop by John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Showroom, view the masterpieces at Semar Kuning, and explore the galleries of Horizon Glassworks.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ubud trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Nusa Lembongan to Ubud by combination of ferry and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple, Luhur Batukaru Temple, Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets
Highlights from your plan
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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