26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  27 h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
+5
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  7 h
8
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Newark, United States

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.
Visiting Bang Saen Beach and Chao Phraya River will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Spas & Wellness. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, meet the residents at Safari World, have some family-friendly fun at Flow House Bangkok, and contemplate the waterfront views at Klongs.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangkok sightseeing site.

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Bangkok is 12 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Bang Saen Beach, Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Bang Saen Beach ©
Bang Saen Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Huay Tung Tao Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suan Dok, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Three Kings Monument and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip planning tool.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Huay Tung Tao Lake, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
Highlights from your plan
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park ©
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre. Visit Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Karon Beach, admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, and then stroll through Kamala Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kata Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Andys Scuba Diving Phuket, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Patong online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Andys Scuba Diving Phuket, Big Buddha Phuket, Kamala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket ©
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ko Phi Phi Le and Viking Cave. You'll get in some beach time at Ao Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Diamond Cliff Beach and Khlong Dao Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and Lanta Old Town. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Mai Kaew Cave, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Rok Nok.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta route planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hat Sadet Beach. Get in touch with nature at Ao Chaloklum Bay and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan route maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Lanta to Ko Pha Ngan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Lanta in July, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jimbaran Bay and Jimbaran Hills Activity Valley. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balangan Beach and Kelan Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuta Beach - Bali, and stop by Kuta Square.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuta trip maker app.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta. When traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in July, plan for little chillier days in Kuta, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jimbaran, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali, Pantai Sanur, Blue Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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