26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

26 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Bali Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Kuta
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Kuta, Indonesia
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Phra Khao Temple in Bang Ban, approximately Bang Ban away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, head outdoors with Maxfit Bangkok, see the interesting displays at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Bangkok. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkchat Meditation Retreat, and finally take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, then admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.
Historic Sites · Spas
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Preah Khan and Pre Rup. Ta Prohm and Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ta Som, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thommanon.

Make your Siem Reap itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Patong.
Historic Sites · Spas
Side Trip
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Karon Beach, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamala Beach. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, then choose your vessel at Andy's Scuba Diving, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Siem Reap to Patong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Siem Reap in May, with highs in Patong at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation
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Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Visit Nui Beach and Loh Dalum Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Laem Tong Bay. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, and step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. May in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Ko Lanta, Thailand — 3 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Nui Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lanta Animal Welfare and Warin Spa. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, take a stroll through Eco Art Village, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, and look for gifts at The Boss Collection.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Thong Nai Pan Noi and Leela Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Wat Phu Khao Noi. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Tham, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and get outside with Haad Yuan Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ko Pha Ngan when traveling from Ko Lanta in May, with lows around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Kuta.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

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.
Get outdoors at Blue Point Beach and Blue Paradise Diving. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluwatu Temple and Museum PASIFIKA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: The Nest Beachside Spa (in Sanur) and Melasti Beach (in Ungasan). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Segara Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuta visit planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in May, with highs in Kuta at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.

Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

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.