12 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & India Itinerary

12 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & India Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 1 day
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Agra, India
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Jaipur, India
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Jaisalmer, India
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Jodhpur, India
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dev Mandir (Thep Montien), then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and finally explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Bangkok.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Bangkok is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Singapore to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, browse the exhibits of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkchat Meditation Retreat, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phan Tao, then take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pha Lat.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in December, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 1 day

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 5th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Rail Museum, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Rajpath.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to New Delhi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In December, New Delhi is a bit cooler than Chiang Mai - with highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.
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Agra, India — 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh, then admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and finally examine the collection at Spiritual Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agra route planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 2 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Gems Galaxy, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ganesh Pol Gateway, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shila Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, and finally see the interesting displays at Jaipur Wax Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip builder.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jaisalmer.
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Jaisalmer, India — 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, then look for gifts at Sattar Cashmere Fair Trade Boutique, then brush up on your military savvy at Jaisalmer War Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Thar Heritage Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer tour app.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.
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Jodhpur, India — 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), take in the exciting artwork at Umaid Heritage Art School, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally contemplate the long history of Phool Mahal.

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Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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.
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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