43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 1 night
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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Taipei, Taiwan — 4 nights

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, stroll around Huajiang Wild Duck Nature Park, discover the deep blue sea with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, and visit Ximending.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei travel route app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Taipei is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Taipei due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan — 1 night

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Guomao Community and then surround yourself with nature on Andy's Cab - Private Tour Guide.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung route app.

You can take a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Manila.
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Manila, Philippines — 1 night

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): walk around Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kaohsiung to Manila takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Boracay.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Boracay, Philippines — 6 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Helicopter Tours has been added to your itinerary. Dedicate the 9th (Sat) to wine at 1Boracay. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, make a trip to Boracay, and play a few rounds at Golf Fairways & Bluewater Boracay.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boracay day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in July, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines — 2 nights

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 14th (Thu), stop by Stellar Grounds and then explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Puerto Princesa in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. July in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Kuta on the 15th (Fri).
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Kuta, Indonesia — 4 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's still lots to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuta itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Kuta takes 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ubud.
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Ubud, Indonesia — 5 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Take a break from Ubud with a short trip to Fusion Freedive and Spearfishing in Sanur, about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Five Art Studio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud online trip maker.

Drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ubud sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 5 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, look for gifts at David Jone Fashion, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip maker tool.

Getting from Ubud to Patong by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Ubud to Patong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok visit planning site.

Fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 5 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Bagan.
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Bagan, Myanmar — 2 nights

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 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayan Gyi Temple, then explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buphaya Paya.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bagan driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bagan takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chiang Mai to Bagan is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar — 3 nights

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Change things up with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwedagon Pagoda, shop like a local with Retro Yangon Studio, hike along Green Season Travel, and stop by My-Hoya Gem and Jewelry Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Bagan to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Architectural Buildings
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.
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Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.
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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.
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Myanmar travel guide

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Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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