16 days in Bali & Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Bali & Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Bali & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Minneapolis, United States


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3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Relax by the water at Sanur Beach and Padang Padang Beach. Visit Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, wander the streets of Jimbaran Bay, stroll through Nusa Dua Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Nacivet Art Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuta online trip builder .

Minneapolis, USA to Kuta is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Kuta. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, things will get much hotter in Kuta: highs are around 88°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amed.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pecatu, Tanah Lot Temple, Nacivet Art Gallery, Jimbaran Bay, Nusa Dua Beach
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

Amed ©
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck, then stroll through Jemeluk Beach, and then kick back and relax at Apneista Freediving & Yoga.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amed sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Amed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Amed, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Amed

Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trip

USS Liberty Shipwreck
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USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Apneista ©
Apneista
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
You'll explore and learn at Neka Art Museum and Museum Puri Lukisan. Get a sense of the local culture at Elephant Safari Park and Saraswati Temple. Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring--about 40 minutes away. Pamper yourself for a day on the 30th (Tue) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, stop by La Boheme, don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ubud travel route builder app .

Getting from Amed to Ubud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jim Thompson House and Wat Pho. You'll explore and learn at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) and Vimanmek Mansion. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, wander the streets of Khao San Road, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route site .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Ubud to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Bangkok. In November, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ancient City
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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