15 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Bali Itinerary

15 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Bali Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Ngurah Rai, Foot to Denpasar Airport, Bus to Sanur, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 1 night
Ferry to Sanur, Taxi to Denpasar
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 6 nights


Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok holiday builder app.

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Bangkok. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Bangkok at 93°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Bophut.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums
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Bophut, Thailand — 2 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, look for gifts at Modern Suit Samui, and then visit Fisherman’s Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bophut online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bangkok to Bophut in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.
Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia — 1 night

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
On the 17th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then stroll through Devil's Tears, and then take in the views from Yellow Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nusa Lembongan road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bophut to Nusa Lembongan in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bophut to Nusa Lembongan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bophut in June: highs in Nusa Lembongan hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denpasar.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 6 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get out of town with these interesting Denpasar side-trips: Tegalalang Rice Terrace (in Tegalalang), Ubud (Spas & Wellness, Threads of Life, &more) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's lots more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur, and view the masterpieces at Nacivet Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denpasar itinerary planner.

Getting from Nusa Lembongan to Denpasar by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Side Trips
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Ko Samui travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.

Bali travel guide

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.