15 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Bali Itinerary

15 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Bali Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Bus to Sanur, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 1 night
Ferry to Padang Bai, Bus to Amed
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Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive to Padang Bai, Bali, Ferry to Nusa Penida
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ba Thien Hau Temple and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Ho Chi Minh City's surroundings by going to Vung Tau (Pineapple Beach (Bai Dua) & Back Beach). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh, play a few rounds at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuta, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pura Pakendungan, and then make a trip to Tanah Lot Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santo Fransiskus Xaverius and then stroll through Kuta Beach - Bali.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuta day trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuta in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuta. November in Kuta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Kuta

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mushroom Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nusa Lembongan travel planning tool.

Getting from Kuta to Nusa Lembongan by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Nusa Lembongan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Amed, Indonesia

— 2 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 19th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at USS Liberty Shipwreck, enjoy the sand and surf at Jemeluk Beach, and then make a trip to Japanese Ship Wreck Point.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amed visit planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Nusa Lembongan to Amed in 3.5 hours. November in Amed sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nusa Penida, Indonesia

— 1 night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Tembeling Beach and Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Giri Putri Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nusa Penida trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Amed to Nusa Penida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Ubud, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get some cultural insight at Tirta Empul Temple and Mason Elephant Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sangeh Monkey Forest and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the local highlights with Toekad Rafting, experience the excitement of Terrace River Pool Swing, and Head underground at Elephant Cave.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Nusa Penida to Ubud in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.