36 days in Southeast Asia & Japan Itinerary

36 days in Southeast Asia & Japan Itinerary

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1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
2
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
8
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
9
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
10
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, and finally examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, and finally examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in March: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum ©
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
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Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananda Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Bagan Temples, and then steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bagan road trip planning site.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bagan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Bagan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites
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Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Wat Worrachettharam). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Nak Prok, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bagan to Bangkok in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bagan to Bangkok is 0.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Cambodia Landmine Museum and War Museum Cambodia. Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Baphuon Temple are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, steep yourself in history at Phimeanakas, and take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Khlong Dao Beach and Phra Ae Beach. Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online trip builder.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Ko Lanta in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in March, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Ko Lanta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, thenstroll through Nui Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, thenkick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, thenkick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, thenkick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by De' MARCO Fashions and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, thenget engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, thensee the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, and then stop by Armenian Street.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read George Town online tour planner.

You can drive from Krabi Town to George Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in March, expect nights in George Town to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Popular historic sites such as Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and Thian Hock Keng Temple are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Asian Civilisations Museum and National Museum of Singapore. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planner.

You can fly from George Town to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Singapore is 1 hour. In March in Singapore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Siloso Skywalk
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
National Museum of Singapore ©
National Museum of Singapore

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nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
You'll explore and learn at Threads of Life and Tanah Merah Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Kawi and Tirta Empul Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubud: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu). There's more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ubud online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Ubud are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Tanah Lot Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
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Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and admire the striking features of Chion-in Temple Sammon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Ubud to Kyoto in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ubud in April, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hase-dera Temple and Hase-dera Temple Kannondo. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route planning site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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