26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Kuta
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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 Klongs will get you outdoors. Visit The Grand Palace and Wat Chaiwatthanaram for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, get your game on at Flow House Bangkok, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planning site.

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
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 admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Three Kings Monument and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai attractions planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Temple Town

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre. Popular historic sites such as Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm.

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You can fly from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Siem Reap when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
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, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamala Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Kata Beach, then choose your vessel at Andys Scuba Diving Phuket, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong road trip site.

Fly from Siem Reap to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Loh Dalum Beach and Ao Ton Sai. Explore hidden gems such as Ko Phi Phi Le and Mosquito Island. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Viking Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°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 · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Animal Welfare and Diamond Cliff Beach. Get outdoors at Khlong Dao Beach and Ko Rok Nok. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and Head underground at Khao Mai Kaew Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. December in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Chaloklum Bay. Visit Salad Beach and Hat Sadet Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Tham.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Ko Lanta to Ko Pha Ngan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Visiting Blue Point Beach and Pantai Sanur will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Balangan Beach and Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Jimbaran Hills Activity Valley (in Jimbaran) and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali, wander the streets of Kuta Square, stroll through Kelan Beach, and explore and take pictures at Jimbaran Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuta trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.