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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and make a trip to Wat Pho.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok driving holiday site.

Nanjing, China to Bangkok is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Nanjing to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Na Chom Thian (Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden & Khao Chi Chan Buddha) and Khao Laem Ya National Park (in Phe). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth, enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Pattaya.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pattaya itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bangkok to Pattaya by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pattaya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Patong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Patong, Thailand

— 7 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Patong vacation planner.

You can fly from Pattaya to Patong in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can 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.
Take a break from Medan with a short trip to Fun Sumatra Tour & Travel in Deli Serdang, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Tjong Yong Hian Gallery, and learn about all things military at Bukit Barisan Museum.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Medan trip maker.

Fly from Patong to Medan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In August in Medan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind National Monument (MONAS), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Azhar Grand Mosque, and browse the different shops at Grand Indonesia Mall.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jakarta trip maker site.

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. In August, daytime highs in Jakarta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Davao City: Tagum City (Christ the King Cathedral & Robinsons Place Tagum) and Samal Island (Canibad Beach & Giant Clam Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Phoebus Amusement Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Abreeza Mall, and relax in the rural setting at Sul Orchids.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Davao City trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jakarta to Davao City. Traveling from Jakarta to Davao City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Davao City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Bacolod.

Things to do in Davao City

Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bacolod: Campuestohan Highland Resort (in Talisay), General Juan Anacleto T. Araneta Museum (in Bago City) and Silay City (Balay Negrense Museum & Hofilena Heritage House). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Ruins, look for gifts at Jojo Vito, buy something for everyone on your list at SM City Bacolod, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barangay Sang Virgen Chapel.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Bacolod tour builder tool.

Getting from Davao City to Bacolod by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manila: Quezon City (Church of the Gesu, Monasterio de Santa Clara, &more), Urban Ashram Manila (in Pasig) and National Shrine of Our Lady of Gudalupe (in Makati). And it doesn't end there: walk around Rizal Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mt. Carmel Shrine, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manila online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bacolod to Manila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.