53 days in Thailand, Bali & Brisbane Itinerary

53 days in Thailand, Bali & Brisbane Itinerary

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1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
3
Patong, Thailand
— 13 nights
4
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 8 nights
5
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 4 nights
6
Tegalalang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
7
Brisbane, Australia
— 9 nights

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thai Elephant Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, view the masterpieces at Glang-Viang Gallery, see the interesting displays at Highland People Discovery Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip maker tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Chiang Mai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. February in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon National Park, Thai Elephant Home
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jim Thompson House and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and wander the streets of Khaosan Road.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in February since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ancient City, Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

13
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Big Buddha Phuket and Wat Baan Kamala. Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Choeng Thale (Phuket Shopping Tours, Napas Art Gallery, &more), Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Nai Harn (Nai Harn Beach & Ao Sane). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, hunt for treasures at Malin Plaza Patong, look for gifts at David Jone Fashion, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Patong tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Patong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Choeng Thale, Rawai, Karon, Thalang District
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

8
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Popular historic sites such as Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Pantai Sanur and Nusa Dua Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran), Bali Collection (in Nusa Dua) and Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Seminyak Beach, explore the galleries of Nacivet Art Gallery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and view the masterpieces at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar travel planner.

Getting from Patong to Denpasar by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. March in Denpasar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Trick Art
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

4
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Jungut Batu Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Selambung Beach and Mushroom Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Tears, take in the views from Yellow Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan online journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Denpasar to Nusa Lembongan in 1.5 hours. In March in Nusa Lembongan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Tegalalang.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Jungut Batu Beach ©
Jungut Batu Beach

2
nights
Tegalalang, Indonesia

Tegalalang ©
The most famous Tegalalang tourist attractions are rice terraces, forming a landscape you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Mason Elephant Park, delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple. On the next day, trot along with Ubud Horse Stables, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Penglipuran, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallery Ada Garuda.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tegalalang trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Tegalalang takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tegalalang

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Penglipuran
Highlights from your plan
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

9
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Kawana Shoppingworldfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Heads Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach), Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise & Surfers Paradise Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Kings Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tegalalang to Brisbane. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tegalalang to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tegalalang in March, with highs in Brisbane at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Chenrezig Institute, Kawana Shoppingworld, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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