43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
4
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
10
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
11
Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
12
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ise Grand Shrine and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ise Shrine Geku and Sanjusangendo Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation builder.

Glasgow, UK to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Kyoto is 9 hours. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ise
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to USS Liberty Shipwreck and Zipline. Take a break from Ubud with a short trip to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple in Tabanan, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mason Elephant Park, and explore the ancient world of Mount Kawi.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ubud trip planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Ubud in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Ubud. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in December; daily highs in Ubud reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Shark Diving, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Mason Elephant Park
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

4
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Devil's Tears. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Step out of Seminyak with an excursion to Pandawa Beach in Kuta--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seminyak online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Devil's Tears, Uluwatu Temple, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nai Harn Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Freedom Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Promthep Cape (in Rawai) and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and get great views at Karon View Point.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Patong visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seminyak to Patong takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seminyak to Patong is minus 1 hour. December in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, Banana Beach, Karon View Point, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park ©
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 31st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Long Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Patong to Ko Lanta by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): head off the coast to Bamboo Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

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 The Grand Palace and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Pho. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Fly from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

4
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 inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Get some cultural insight at Ta Prohm and Angkor National Museum. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup.

Plan my trip to Siem Reap with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Agra.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Kailash Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Agra Fort and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Wax Museum, stroll the grounds of Roman Catholic Cemetery, look for gifts at Taj Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Balkeshwar Mandir.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Agra trip planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Agra in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, expect Agra to be colder, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jaisalmer Fort and Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaisalmer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli ©
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

3
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Get some historical perspective at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Louvre Abu Dhabi. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Corniche Beach, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, make a trip to Observation Deck at 300, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi day trip planning tool.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Abu Dhabi in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaisalmer to Abu Dhabi is minus 1.5 hours. January in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Louvre Abu Dhabi ©
Louvre Abu Dhabi

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Al Fahidi Fort and Bastakia Quarter. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Souk Madinat Jumeirah. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a leisurely stroll along Bur Dubai Abra Dock, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubai road trip planning app.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Safaris

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