50 days in Japan, Bali & Thailand Itinerary

50 days in Japan, Bali & Thailand Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Tokyo, Japan

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 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Kyoto, Japan

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 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Ubud, Indonesia

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: 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, make a trip to Besakih Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, and browse the exhibits of Threads of Life.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud road trip planning site.

Fly from Kyoto to Ubud in 13 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Ubud due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in December; daily highs in Ubud reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

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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.
Explore Seminyak's surroundings by going to Sanur (Pura Dalem Pengembak, Pantai Sanur, &more), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). 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 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

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Ko Lanta, Thailand

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, look for gifts at The Boss Collection, and have some family-friendly fun at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall.

For maps, reviews, 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 11.5 hours. 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 · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

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 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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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 Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). 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 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 · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

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, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, and take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. 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 · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

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Koh Tao, Thailand

Turtle Island

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 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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Highlights from your trip

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Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

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

You can do a combination of ferry and flight 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 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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Rose of the North

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 (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and stop by Shiraz Jewelry.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai route maker website.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bangkok in January since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Thailand travel guide

3.8
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.