50 days in Japan, Bali & Thailand Itinerary

50 days in Japan, Bali & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
4
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 5 nights
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
7
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
8
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
9
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
11
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Sunset Owl Cafe (in Sennichimae). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang), Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Shark Diving (in Amed). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Threads of Life, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ubud road trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Ubud in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Ubud is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in December: high temperatures in Ubud hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Shark Diving, Besakih Temple, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

5
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak ©
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.
Explore Seminyak's surroundings by going to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Sanur (Pura Dalem Pengembak, Pantai Sanur, &more). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali, enjoy some diversion at Cubby House Kids Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Seminyak Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seminyak day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ubud to Seminyak takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Seminyak sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Seminyak

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Kuta, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
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Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, putt your heart out at Lanta Parklife, get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seminyak to Ko Lanta takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Fun & Games Wildlife
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don holiday builder.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Krabi Elephant Sanctuary (in Krabi Town), Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Chalong (Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) & Big Buddha Phuket). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, try out the rides at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and go from sight to sight with Transportation.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, Karon Beach, Phang Nga Bay.
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, and kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

You can fly from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

1
night
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. January in Koh Tao sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: The Sanctuary Of Truth (in Pattaya) and Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bangkok, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Sanctuary Of Truth, Wat Maha That
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online vacation builder.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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