16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
+3
train + foot + Fly + foot:  28​h
1
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  10​h
3
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  23​h 15​min
End: Denver, United States

4
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kuta Beach - Bali and Sanur Beach. Get outdoors at Nusa Dua Beach and Jimbaran Bay. Take a break from Kuta with a short trip to Tanah Lot Temple in Beraban, about 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kuta Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuta trip itinerary maker .

Denver, USA to Kuta is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Kuta is 15 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Denver in December, with highs in Kuta at 87°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pantai Sanur, Tanah Lot Temple, Jimbaran Bay, Nusa Dua Beach
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Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud online trip builder .

Drive from Kuta to Ubud in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ubud are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Safari Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Ubud to Koh Tao takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. December in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
On the 31st (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Siem Reap online trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 72°F in Siem Reap. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Outdoors
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by combination of flight and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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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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