18 days in Thailand, Bali & Philippines Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, Bali & Philippines Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Manila, Philippines
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Newark, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, expect Chiang Mai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Maha That). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip planning app.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Denpasar.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 2 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Waterbom Bali and get your game on at Tilo Kids Club.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denpasar road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Denpasar takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ubud.
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Ubud, Indonesia — 3 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). There's much more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, examine the collection at Neka Art Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud road trip tool.

Drive from Denpasar to Ubud in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Manila.
Spas · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Manila, Philippines — 2 nights

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, explore and take pictures at Fort Santiago, then stroll around Rizal Park, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Manila road trip site.

You can fly from Ubud to Manila in 7.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.

Bali travel guide

4.1
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.

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.