19 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

19 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
3
Hua Hin, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + train + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
6
Kuta, Indonesia
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Phoenix, United States


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2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

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 20th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, and then stroll through Chaweng Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut trip planning tool .

Phoenix, USA to Bophut is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Phoenix to Bophut due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in August, you will find days in Bophut are slightly colder (91°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

2
nights
Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Take a break from the city and head to Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Banyan Golf Club. Huay Mongkol Temple and Wat Khao Lan Thom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Hua Hin to Sam Roi Yot to see Phraya Nakhon Cave about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and buy something for everyone on your list at Market Village HuaHin.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hua Hin trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Hua Hin in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. August in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
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Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Spas

1
night
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 27th (Tue), stop by Nordic Fashion, get great views at Karon View Point, then kick back and relax at Nai Harn Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ban Ko Si Rea.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phuket Town trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Hua Hin to Phuket Town in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Lanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

1
night
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 31st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pandawa Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jimbaran Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Point Beach and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuta trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lanta to Kuta takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Kuta due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Kuta are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Jimbaran Beach, Blue Point Beach
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Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach

1
night
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

On the 2nd (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Angel's Billabong, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kelingking Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nusa Penida sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Kuta to Nusa Penida takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Lempuyang Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Agung Karangasem, then steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, and then kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amed day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Amed takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Amed, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, Tulamben, Lempuyang Temple, Puri Agung Karangasem
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

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