50 days in Japan, Bali & Thailand Itinerary

50 days in Japan, Bali & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  12 h 30 min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  8 h 45 min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
7
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
8
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
9
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Rome, Italy

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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and stop by Odaiba.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rome to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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: Sunset Owl Cafe (in Sennichimae) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Arashiyama, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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: Shark Diving (in Amed), Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, make a trip to Besakih Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ubud trip planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Kyoto to Ubud in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Kyoto in December: high temperatures in Ubud hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 Sanur (Pura Dalem Pengembak, Pantai Sanur, &more), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali, explore the galleries of Nyaman Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Seminyak Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, 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 36°C and lows of 29°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, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
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Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

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, get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, and head off the coast to Ko Jum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Seminyak to Ko Lanta takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Seminyak to Ko Lanta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°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 Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall ©
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall

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 Nui Beach, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

For where to stay, photos, 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 an hour. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°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
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park), Chalong (Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) & Big Buddha Phuket) and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary (in Krabi Town). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Phang Nga Bay., Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, Karon Beach
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pick up some new knowledge with C&M Learn Thai Culture, visit Natural Kite Park, and have fun at Phangan Tennis Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time 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.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. January in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°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 Tours Wildlife
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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: Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya) and The Sanctuary Of Truth (in Pattaya). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel route builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Koh Tao in January since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°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

Wat Maha That, The Sanctuary Of Truth
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

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 Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online vacation builder.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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