53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Medan, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 8 nights
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Davao City, Philippines
— 6 nights
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic City of Ayutthaya as well as CRU Champagne Bar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planner.

Nanjing, China to Bangkok is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nanjing to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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Pattaya, Thailand

— 6 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Explore Pattaya's surroundings by going to Khao Laem Ya National Park (in Phe) and Na Chom Thian (Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden & Khao Chi Chan Buddha). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth, stop by Ama Fashion, enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pattaya day trip planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Patong, Thailand

— 7 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, get your game on at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and don't miss a visit to Patong Beach.

Start your trip to Patong by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Pattaya to Patong in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Medan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Medan, Indonesia

— 6 nights
The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Change things up with a short trip to Fun Sumatra Tour & Travel in Deli Serdang (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Upside Down World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Vihara Maitreya, and make a splash at Wisata Merci.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Medan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Medan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. July in Medan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jakarta.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Jakarta, Indonesia

— 8 nights

Big Durian

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jakarta side-trips: Delta SPA & Health Club Bekasi (in Bekasi) and Tangerang (Scientia Square Park (SQP), Museum Benteng Heritage, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Grand Indonesia Mall, appreciate the history behind National Monument (MONAS), see the interesting displays at Kite Museum of Indonesia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Azhar Grand Mosque.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jakarta tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Medan to Jakarta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Davao City.

Things to do in Jakarta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Davao City, Philippines

— 6 nights

Fruit Bowl of the Philippines

The urban developments of Davao City momentarily mask the reasons why the area has become known as the "fruit bowl of the Philippines," but you don't have to go too far to find out for yourself.
Change things up with these side-trips from Davao City: Samal Island (Canibad Beach & Giant Clam Sanctuary) and Tagum City (Christ the King Cathedral & Robinsons Place Tagum). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, browse the different shops at Abreeza Mall, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Davao City online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jakarta to Davao City with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Davao City is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bacolod.

Things to do in Davao City

Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bacolod, Philippines

— 5 nights

City of Smiles

The capital city of Negros Occidental province, Bacolod boasts a rich foodie culture and vibrant festival scene, especially known for its annual festival of smiles.
Explore Bacolod's surroundings by going to Campuestohan Highland Resort (in Talisay), Silay City (Balay Negrense Museum & Hofilena Heritage House) and General Juan Anacleto T. Araneta Museum (in Bago City). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Jojo Vito, admire the landmark architecture of The Ruins, browse the exhibits of Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum, and take a stroll around Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacolod day trip planner.

You can fly from Davao City to Bacolod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Manila.

Things to do in Bacolod

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manila, Philippines

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Venture out of the city with trips to Quezon City (Church of the Gesu, Monasterio de Santa Clara, &more), National Shrine of Our Lady of Gudalupe (in Makati) and Urban Ashram Manila (in Pasig). There's lots more to do: stroll around Rizal Park, pause for some serene contemplation at San Roque Parish, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Domingo Church and Convent.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manila trip planner.

Fly from Bacolod to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.