55 days in India & Southeast Asia Itinerary

55 days in India & Southeast Asia Itinerary

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55 days in India & Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Cork, Ireland
Fly:  20 h
1
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Agra, India
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Thekkady, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  9 h
8
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
9
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
14
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Cork, Ireland

4
nights
Jaipur, India

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jaipur day trip planner.

Cork, Ireland to Jaipur is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cork to Jaipur is 5 hours. Traveling from Cork in January, you will find days in Jaipur are much hotter (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Agra trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Vishnu Temple (in Alappuzha), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Kochi (Cochin) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Agra in January; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Thrissur, Vishnu Temple, Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
When in Thekkady, make a side trip to see Kalvari Mount in Idukki, approximately Idukki away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and walk around Thekkady Rose Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kalvari Mount, Ravi's Spice Garden
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

6
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, Kovalam Beach, &more) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Spas & Wellness, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, take in the dramatic scenery at Kalakkayam waterfalls, and make a trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Singapore is 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Siloso Skywalk
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). There's much more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, cool off at Waterbom Bali, browse the exhibits of Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, and experience the excitement of Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seminyak online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Seminyak in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Seminyak are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Seminyak

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuta, Ubud, Mason Elephant Park, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
nights
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: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Jum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta attractions planner.

Getting from Seminyak to Ko Lanta by combination of flight and ferry takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seminyak in February, you will find days in Ko Lanta are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Patong sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Big Buddha Phuket
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

4
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.
Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, get great views at Wat Saket, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wang Tuk Tuk Driver, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Pub Street.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online route builder.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planning tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Hoi An in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siem Reap in February, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Museums Nature

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xieng Thong, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then pick up some new knowledge with Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip website.

Getting from Hoi An to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luang Prabang, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 24th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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