25 days in Tokyo, Bali & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

25 days in Tokyo, Bali & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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25 days in Tokyo, Bali & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  45​min
5
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Toronto, Canada

5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In December, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan), Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and Head underground at Elephant Cave Ubud.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ubud day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tokyo to Ubud in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Ubud is much hotter than Tokyo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Amed.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Elephant Safari Park, Besakih Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck, then browse the exhibits of Amed Art Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Agung, take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amed online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Ubud to Amed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

USS Liberty Shipwreck, Mount Agung, Taman Tirtagangga
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Taman Tirtagangga ©
Taman Tirtagangga

3
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.
Nusa Lembongan is known for wildlife, adventure, nature, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a splash at Sunday Beach Waterpark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungut Batu Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan visit site .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Nusa Lembongan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Seminyak Beach (in Seminyak). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuta Beach - Bali, and have some family-friendly fun at Tilo Kids Club.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denpasar trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Denpasar in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Kuta, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
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Spas
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and gain insight with Countryside Adventures.

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Getting from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denpasar to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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