13 days in Bali & Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Bali & Thailand Itinerary

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13 days in Bali & Thailand Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  26​h
1
Kuta, Indonesia
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + taxi + ferry:  11​h 15​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h
3
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States


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1
night
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Bali Safari & Marine Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanah Lot Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Point Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Padang Padang Beach, then stroll through Pandawa Beach, and finally kick back and relax at JImbaran Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City, USA to Kuta is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from New York City to Kuta due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Point Beach, Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Safari & Marine Park, Jimbaran Beach, Padang Padang Beach
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Jimbaran Beach ©
Jimbaran Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Kuta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Bottle Beach and Ao Plai Laem. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salad Beach and Purina Sheep Farm. Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don 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 Phi Phi Don in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Maenam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamai Beach, then stop by Bowtiful Jewellery, and finally kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lamai Beach, Bowtiful Jewellery, Maenam Beach
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Lamai Beach ©
Lamai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 79°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ancient City
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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