53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to London Stansted, Train to Norwich
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Norwich, United Kingdom
— 17 nights
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 11 nights
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Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bus to Phuket, Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Drive to Tulamben
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Tulamben, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive to Padang Bai, Ferry to Nusa Penida
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Padangbai, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Norwich, United Kingdom — 17 nights

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Visit Blickling Estate and Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Happisburgh Owl Barn and Bacton Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Great Yarmouth (Elizabethan House Museum & Great Yarmouth Beach), Sheringham Beach (in Sheringham) and Holt (Bircham Gallery, Baconsthorpe Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a tour by water with Beans Boat Trips.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwich road trip planner.

Darwin, Australia to Norwich is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Darwin to Norwich, you'll gain 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in September: high temperatures in Norwich hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Singapore.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore — 11 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Battlebox and The Helix Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum. There's still lots to do: stop by Chinatown, take a stroll through Arab Street, contemplate the waterfront views at Singapore River, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Norwich to Singapore takes 18.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Norwich to Singapore is 8 hours. Traveling from Norwich in September, expect Singapore to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Side Trip

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 2 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Nui Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Singapore to Ko Phi Phi Don in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ko Phi Phi Don due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Phuket Town.
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Highlights from your trip

Phuket Town, Thailand — 2 nights

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Bubba Diving Phuket and then see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket.

Plan a Phuket Town trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town takes 3 hours. In October in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand — 2 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with Plongee Koh Phangan Diving.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip builder site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 2 nights

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the next day, hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint and then kick back and relax at Hin Wong Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao travel planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 2 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem and then have unforgettable encounters with CSI: SAMUI Dive School. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Koh Samui Scooter Passion.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bophut day trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. October in Bophut sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Da Lat.
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Highlights from your trip

Da Lat, Vietnam — 2 nights

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 14th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then relax and float downstream with Pine Track Adventures. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat travel route builder app.

You can fly from Bophut to Da Lat in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang, Vietnam — 3 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 16th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang road trip planning app.

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tulamben.
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Tulamben, Indonesia — 2 nights

The small, otherwise unassuming fishing village of Tulamben draws scores of tourists every year as the site of a sunken U.S. cargo ship.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Matahari SPA and then meet some fierce fish with Baruna Dive Center Tulamben. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at USS Liberty Shipwreck.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulamben trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nha Trang to Tulamben. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central Indonesia Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia — 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Tembeling Beach and Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nusa Penida tour planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tulamben to Nusa Penida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Padangbai.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Padangbai, Indonesia — 3 nights

Often overlooked as nothing more than a place to catch the ferry to Lombok or a fast boat to Gilis, Padangbai has a laid-back charm of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with Padangbai Bali Dive and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Sababay Winery and then stroll through White Sand Beach Yoga.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Padangbai online route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nusa Penida to Padangbai. In October, daytime highs in Padangbai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).
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Thailand travel guide

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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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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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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.
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