18 days in Thailand, Bali & Philippines Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, Bali & Philippines Itinerary

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

Rose of the North

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 27th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip app.

Newark, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. In September, Chiang Mai is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Maha That). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bangkok online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Denpasar.
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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 Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali and get your game on at Tilo Kids Club.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denpasar trip builder.

Getting from Patong to Denpasar by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Patong to Denpasar is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time 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.
Step out of Ubud to go to Tabanan and see Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Denpasar to Ubud in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Manila.
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Manila, Philippines — 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, stroll around Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Manila trip planner.

You can fly from Ubud to Manila in 7.5 hours. In October in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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