20 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

20 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Taxi:  10 h 15 min
1
Khao Lak, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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2
nights
Khao Lak, Thailand

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Ton Chong Fa Waterfall and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Khao Lak online tour planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Khao Lak is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Indochina Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Khao Lak hover around 39°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nordic Fashion and The Phuket Gallery. Bring the kids along to Freedom Beach and Patong Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn), Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Patong road trip planner .

You can drive from Khao Lak to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Patong, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kantiang Bay. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and stop by The Boss Collection.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On your second day here, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, then stroll through Long Beach, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

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 29th (Mon): stop by Classic International Suits, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, then kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bophut online trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in March, expect nights in Bophut to be somewhat warmer, around 31°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam 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.
Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Grand Palace and Big Buddha Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip builder tool .

You can fly from Bophut to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Temple, Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Kids will enjoy Pandawa Beach and Karang Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Padangbai), Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at MalaMadre Motorcycles.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Kuta takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect nights in Kuta to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Scuba & Snorkeling, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Blue Point Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach

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