53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

53 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Asia travel route planner

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Fly
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Drive to Sanur, Ferry to Nusa Penida
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Amed, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Bus to Denpasar Airport, Fly to Labuan Bajo
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Ao Nang, Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Halifax

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Visiting Tubbataha Reef and Ugong Rock will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Sabang Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa road trip tool.

Halifax, Canada to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in June: high temperatures in Puerto Princesa hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

El Nido, Philippines

— 3 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, and then stroll through Las Cabanas Beach. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 7 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Visit Tanah Lot Temple and Saraswati Temple for their historical value. Visit Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali and Nusa Dua Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud), Pandawa Beach (in Kuta) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sindhu Market, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a tour by water with Ocean Gravity Dive Center Bali.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denpasar trip maker tool.

Getting from El Nido to Denpasar by flight takes about 10 hours. In June, daytime highs in Denpasar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nusa Penida, Indonesia

— 5 nights
The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
You'll get in some beach time at Kelingking Beach and Lumangan Beach. Visiting Pasih Uug Beach and Nusa Penida Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Atuh Beach, stroll through Pandan Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Angel's Billabong.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nusa Penida travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Denpasar to Nusa Penida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Nusa Penida sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 4 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Relax by the water at Mushroom Beach and Jungut Batu Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Devil's Tears and Spas. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Nusa Lembongan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

— 2 nights
An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then get outside with Paddle Gili. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Surf Point Bongkas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gili Trawangan itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Nusa Lembongan to Gili Trawangan in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nusa Lembongan in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Gili Trawangan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Amed.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Amed, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Visiting USS Liberty Shipwreck and Jemeluk Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Taman Tirtagangga and Ujung Water Palace. Go for a jaunt from Amed to Kintamani to see Mt Batur about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach Yoga, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lipah Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amed trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Gili Trawangan to Amed takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Amed are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Amed

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
On the 8th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Labuan Bajo tour itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Amed to Labuan Bajo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Patong.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Karon View Point. Get outdoors at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Karon Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Tao Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and make a trip to Patong Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong online attractions planner.

You can fly from Labuan Bajo to Patong in 13 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Labuan Bajo to Patong due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mosquito Island and Ko Bida Nok. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Loh Lana Bay. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, and stroll through Nui Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 5 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get in touch with nature at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Mae Haad Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Bottle Beach and The Secret Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Khom, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape of Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan travel route builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Bophut, Thailand

— 5 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Choeng Mon Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Maenam Beach and Chaweng Beach. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut attractions planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bophut are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips