16 days in Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

16 days in Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bus to Phuket, Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 day
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Denpasar
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally browse the different shops at Siam Paragon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and then explore the activities along Chao Phraya River.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bangkok day trip planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature
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Phuket Town, Thailand

— 4 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
We've included these beaches for you: Karon Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Phuket Town: Kata Beach (Kata Beach & Niphon's Rich Collection), Rawai Beach (in Rawai) and Karon Viewpoint (in Karon). There's more to do: get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phuket Crocodile World.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Koh Tao, Thailand

— 1 day

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Phuket Town to Koh Tao in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Mae Haad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach, have fun at Phangan Jorkyball, and see Full Moon Party.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. October in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pantai Sanur and Kuta Beach - Bali. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Elephant Cave, &more), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's lots more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, enjoy the sand and surf at Nusa Dua Beach, look for gifts at Junior Bean Bags, and make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Denpasar trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Denpasar in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Denpasar. In October, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.