53 days in Indonesia, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

53 days in Indonesia, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

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53 days in Indonesia, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Ko Samet, Thailand
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
12
Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  10​h
13
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1​h
14
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
15
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
16
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, look for gifts at Mesimu, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai travel planner .

Toronto, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Salad Beach and Haad Yao Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yuan Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Plai Laem, enjoy the sand and surf at Hat Sadet Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Phangan Spirit Distillery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan visit site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in April, expect nights in Ko Pha Ngan to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Find out how to plan Koh Tao trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In May in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Head to de' MARCO Fashions and Dao Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town visit planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in May, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Loh Moo Dee Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Long Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach.

Discover how to plan a Ko Phi Phi Don trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visit Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and Nui Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Khlong Dao Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay, explore the galleries of Lanta Art, stop by The Tiger Collections, and take in the waterfront at Saladan Pier.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In May in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get some historical perspective at Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Museum-lovers will get to explore Patong Inn Art and Apichart art gallery. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Nai Harn Beach in Nai Harn, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Patong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Patong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

3
nights
Ko Samet, Thailand

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Wai and Ao Prao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Ao Kiu Na Nok and Ao Cho. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Wong Duean and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Thian.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Ko Samet tour builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Ko Samet. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Samet when traveling from Patong in May, with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach

8
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.
The Grand Palace and Wat Pho will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jim Thompson House and The National Museum Bangkok. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si) and Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Mahathat, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, wander the streets of Khao San Road, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Bangkok. May in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Woodland Muangmai
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, then stroll through Sabang Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Babuyan River. On the next day, stop by Baker's Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Princesa online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Puerto Princesa takes 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. In May in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Babuyan River ©
Babuyan River

2
nights
Lapu Lapu, Philippines

On the 2nd (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall, then examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, and then contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lapu Lapu travel planner.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Lapu Lapu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lapu Lapu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Wildlife Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Cebu City
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Spas

3
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at D' Talipapa Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and finally stroll through Diniwid Beach. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Boracay route planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

2
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak
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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, view the masterpieces at Nyaman Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanah Lot Temple. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Nacivet Art Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seminyak trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Seminyak takes 10 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Seminyak

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Pantai Sanur
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): snap pictures at Yellow Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Devil's Tears, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungut Batu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Selambung Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Seminyak to Nusa Lembongan in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Nusa Lembongan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jungut Batu Beach ©
Jungut Batu Beach

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the long history of USS Liberty Shipwreck, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tirta Gangga, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lempuyang Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Tenganan Ancient Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amed trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Amed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nusa Lembongan in June, Amed is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Ubud.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Karangasem, Lempuyang Temple, Tenganan Ancient Village, USS Liberty Shipwreck
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
White Sand Beach Yoga ©
White Sand Beach Yoga

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nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wayan's Shop, and finally view the masterpieces at Threads of Life.

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Traveling by bus from Amed to Ubud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mason Elephant Park, Tirta Empul Temple
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park

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