17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mai Khao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karon, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Ubud
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Padang Bai, Bus to Amed
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Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights

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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Pho and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That, Pridi Banomyong Memorial, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mai Khao.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Mai Khao, Thailand — 2 nights

The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Phra Thong, and then cool off at Splash Jungle Waterpark. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Paradise Diving Asia, enjoy the sand and surf at Naiyang Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkol Wararam.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mai Khao online visit planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Mai Khao in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Mai Khao can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Karon.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Karon, Thailand — 3 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and then explore the galleries of Patong Inn Art.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Karon online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mai Khao to Karon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Karon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ubud.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Ubud, Indonesia — 1 night

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mason Elephant Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ubud trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Karon to Ubud in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. December in Ubud sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Nusa Lembongan.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungut Batu Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Tears and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mushroom Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan in 1.5 hours. December in Nusa Lembongan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amed.
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Amed, Indonesia — 2 nights

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at USS Liberty Shipwreck and then kick back and relax at Amed Beach.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Nusa Lembongan to Amed takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Amed are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuta.
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Kuta, Indonesia — 3 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uluwatu Temple and Dalem Kahyangan Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Pantai Sanur and Karang Beach. When in Kuta, make a side trip to see Blue Season Bali in Sanur, approximately Sanur away. There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Oriental Jewelery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuta day trip website.

Drive from Amed to Kuta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F.
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Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Bali travel guide

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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.
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