19 days in Bali, Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Bali, Thailand & Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
3
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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 Pandawa Beach and Jimbaran Beach. Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Samasta Lifestyle Village make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Point Beach in Ungasan (about 46 minutes away). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jimbaran Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kuta trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kuta is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kuta is minus 2 hours. In December, Kuta is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Jimbaran, Blue Point Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Liberty Shipwreck and Saraswati Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mt Batur. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and stroll through Mason Elephant Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ubud online trip builder.

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mt Batur, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Tirta Empul Temple, Mason Elephant Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Batur ©
Mt Batur
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Bang Tao Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Freedom Beach and Nordic Fashion. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Patong Beach, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and get great views at Karon View Point.

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

Fly from Ubud to Patong in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Patong due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Bang Tao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic City of Ayutthaya and Siam Paragon. Bring the kids along to Chatuchak Weekend Market and The Grand Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Pridi Banomyong Memorial & Wat Maha That). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
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.
Get outdoors at Zipline and River Rafting & Tubing. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Shiraz Jewelry, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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