24 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

24 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

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24 days in Thailand & Bali Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
bus + Fly:  72​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Travel:  6​h
4
Ko Samet, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
7
Similan Islands, Thailand
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 45​min
8
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
11
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  27​h
End: Tampa, United States

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planning site .

Tampa, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Tampa - with highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

few
hours
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rescue Park and Thai Elephant Home. Popular historic sites such as Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Suan Dok Gate are in your itinerary. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Mae Rim (Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park & Maerim Elephant Sanctuary). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the galleries of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

Before you visit Chiang Mai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tampa, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Chiang Mai is 12 hours. Traveling from Tampa in November, things will get a bit warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 89°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Classes

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok
Plan trip to Bangkok with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in November since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 77°F. You'll set off for Ko Samet on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife

1
night
Ko Samet, Thailand

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ao Kiu Na Nok, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Prao Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ao Cho. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Wai, then kick back and relax at Ao Thian, then stroll through Sai Kaew Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Ao Phai.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Samet trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Ko Samet with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and finally stroll through Chaweng Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bophut trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Ko Samet to Bophut with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 30th (Sat), kick back and relax at Salad Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yuan Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Chao Phao Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan holiday planner .

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. November in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Similan Islands.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach

1
night
Similan Islands, Thailand

Similan Islands ©
Divers across the globe come to the Similan Islands to holiday.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Ko Similan National Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Similan Islands trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ko Pha Ngan to Similan Islands with the Route module. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Similan Islands, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Similan Islands

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Similan National Park ©
Mu Ko Similan National Park

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Buddha Phuket and Patong Mosque. Visiting Freedom Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Wat Mongkol Nimit (in Talat Yai). And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, and look for all kinds of wild species at Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Patong tour itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Similan Islands to Patong. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Puri Saren Palace, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bali Eco Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ubud trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Ubud takes 11 hours. Traveling from Patong to Ubud, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Ubud sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pandawa Beach and Turtle Conservation and Education Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluwatu Temple and Central Wave Painting. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Ungasan (Melasti Beach, Green Bowl Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balangan Beach, experience the excitement of Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuta trip maker .

Getting from Ubud to Kuta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Kuta, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ungasan, Jimbaran Beach, Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, Uluwatu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach

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night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, then wander the streets of Sukhumvit, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kuta to Bangkok takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sukhumvit ©
Sukhumvit
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat
Chinatown - Bangkok ©
Chinatown - Bangkok

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