26 days in Bali, Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Bali, Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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26 days in Bali, Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

7
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Atlantis International Bali has been added to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jimbaran Bay and Seminyak Beach. Shop till you drop at Wayan Gama Painter Group and School and Muji Family Painting Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Spas (in Seminyak). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pura Puseh, experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Ubud is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Ubud, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in October, you will find days in Ubud are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seminyak, Jimbaran Bay, Tirta Empul Temple, Pura Puseh, Tegalalang Rice Terrace
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ubud to Ho Chi Minh City in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Spas
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Get outdoors at The Duck Stop and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to go to Dong Hoi and see Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach)
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Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Mỹ Sơn has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Mỹ Sơn, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An holiday builder .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Battambang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Patong Beach and Kata Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Phuket Town: Patong (Jungceylon, New Valentino, & more) and Karon Beach (in Karon). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, go for a walk through Kao Khad Views Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church in Phuket, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sai Nam Yen Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Phuket Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Phuket Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Karon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

1
night
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions and then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town attractions planner.

You can take a shuttle from Phuket Town to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Doi Inthanon will get you outdoors. Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra Singh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns, and hunt for treasures at Tha Pae Walking Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai tour planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Tha Pae Walking Street
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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