56 days in Asia Itinerary

56 days in Asia Itinerary

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56 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  19​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Melaka, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
George Town, Malaysia
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
10
Ubud, Indonesia
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get outdoors at MacRitchie Nature Trail and East Coast Park. Battlebox and The Helix Bridge will appeal to history buffs. When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, get outside with City Scoot, examine the collection at The Intan, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Singapore trip builder website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Singapore is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, things will get a bit warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Boardwalk
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Battlebox ©
Battlebox

3
nights
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
You'll get in some beach time at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak) and Tanjung Bidara Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre and Gunung Datuk. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampung Hulu Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, and see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka online trip builder .

Getting from Singapore to Melaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre, Gunung Datuk
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Kampung Hulu Mosque ©
Kampung Hulu Mosque

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Get outdoors at Batu Caves and Bagan Lalang Beach. Popular historic sites such as Putra Mosque and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Pantai Redang (in Sekinchan), Banting (Morib Beach & Pantai Kelanang Beach) and Laman Seni 7 (in Shah Alam). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), steep yourself in history at Istana Alam Shah, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Remis.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur holiday builder .

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shah Alam, Banting, Putra Mosque, Pantai Redang, Istana Alam Shah
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

5
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get some historical perspective at Kek Lok Si Temple and Han Jiang Ancestral Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Monkey Beach and Kerachut Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around George Town: Ubudiah Mosque (in Kuala Kangsar) and Zahir Mosque (in Alor Setar). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, and view the masterpieces at The Star Pitt Street.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the George Town route planning app .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Penang Island, Teluk Bahang, Kek Lok Si Temple, Ubudiah Mosque, Zahir Mosque
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cenang Beach and Wat Wanararm. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Langkawi Geopark, kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In November, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

6
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Freedom Beach and Tri Trang Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong), Pak Weep Beach (in Khao Lak) and Talat Yai (Phuket Trickeye Museum & Wat Mongkol Nimit). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Like A Boss, look for all kinds of wild species at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to Patong in 5.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to Patong is minus 1 hour. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Phuket Town, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Mai Khao Beach, Pak Weep Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Ao Nang Mosque. You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and Ao Tha Lane. Get out of town with these interesting Krabi Town side-trips: Ko Lanta (Scuba & Snorkeling & Lanta Klong Nin Beach). There's lots more to do: walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, take in the waterfront activity at Koh Lao Lading, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip website .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visit Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park), Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and stop by The Lost Book Shop.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip website .

Getting from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Thai Elephant Home, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet & Wat Phanan Choeng), Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi) and Pattaya (Scuba & Snorkeling & Wong Amat Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Chatuchak Flower Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and make a trip to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in November, with lows around 29°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Bang Saen Beach, Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

11
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get some cultural insight at Mount Kawi and Tirta Empul Temple. Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Jemeluk Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Luhur Batukaru Temple (in Penebel), Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi) and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud, get impressive views of Bali Eco Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ubud online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Ubud in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Ubud. In November in Ubud, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Tegalalang, Sekumpul Waterfalls, Ujung Water Palace, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 6:
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Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fort Siloso, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siloso Beach, then examine the collection at Peranakan Museum, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Singapore.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Singapore takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Singapore ©
National Museum of Singapore
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Peranakan Museum ©
Peranakan Museum

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