59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  19 h 30 min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 15 min
2
El Nido, Philippines
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h
3
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Ferry:  5 h 45 min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
5
Ao Nang, Thailand
— 5 nights
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Bus + Fly:  5 h
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
7
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Leh, India
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
10
Agra, India
— 4 nights
+5
Train + Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
11
Jaisalmer, India
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  21 h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

5
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Hakodateyama Ski Park in Takashima, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online tour builder .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Kyoto is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Osaka Castle, Hakodateyama Ski Park
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
nights
El Nido, Philippines

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon. Visiting Nacpan Beach and Big Lagoon will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting El Nido side-trips: Fort Santa Isabel (in Taytay) and Small Lagoon Reef (in Port Barton). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Beach, and tour in harmony with nature at Philippines A la Carte.

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Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kyoto to El Nido in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Philippines Time (PHT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

4
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Tanjung Rhu Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Wanararm, and play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi day trip planning site .

Fly from El Nido to Langkawi in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

6
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanta Animal Welfare and Nui Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Koh Rok Island and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay, stop by The Boss Collection, explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Mai Kaew Cave, and stroll through Diamond Cliff Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Langkawi to Ko Lanta in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Langkawi in January, Ko Lanta is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

5
nights
Ao Nang, Thailand

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and St Agnes Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Railay Beach. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ao Nang trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ao Nang in 4.5 hours. January in Ao Nang sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Krabi Town
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Thom and Preah Khan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Angkor National Museum and Pre Rup. When in Siem Reap, make a side trip to see Preah Ko in Roluos, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, steep yourself in history at Banteay Samre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk Driver, and examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ao Nang to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Preah Ko
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ananda Temple and Shwezigon Paya. Popular historic sites such as Bagan Temples and Dhammayan Gyi Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatbyinnyu Temple, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, and explore the ancient world of Shwe Leik Too.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Bagan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Wat Pho. Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastero Tak Thok and Thiksey Monastery. Visiting Markha Valley and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Spend the 17th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji.

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You can fly from Bangkok to Leh in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to India Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Monastero Tak Thok
Highlights from your plan
Monastero Tak Thok ©
Monastero Tak Thok
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery

4
nights
Agra, India

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Taj Mahal and Balkeshwar Mandir will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid (Agra), make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Roman Catholic Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Leh to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

4
nights
Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli and Jaisalmer Fort. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jaisalmer War Museum, and look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery.

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Getting from Agra to Jaisalmer by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli ©
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum

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