21 days in Thailand, Hanoi & India Itinerary

21 days in Thailand, Hanoi & India Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Jaipur, India
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New Delhi, India
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Chua Tran Quoc and Coffee & Tea Tours. The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington DC to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.
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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 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, then contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pha Lat, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkchat Meditation Retreat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 2 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Railay Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ao Nang Mosque, then look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Sea Gypsy Divers. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), examine the collection at Andaman Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at Andaman Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Agnes Catholic Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Corner.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 2 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with ProFun Divers, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Valentino Haute Couture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, then examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, see the interesting displays at Snake Kingdom, then get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally get great views at Karon Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Patong vacation builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Patong sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
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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.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then stop by Bangkok Fashion Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Bangkok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, contemplate the long history of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Photography Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jal Mahal, see the interesting displays at Amrapali Museum, stop by Akee International, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Jaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Jaipur. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: highs in Jaipur hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 2 nights

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 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, admire the landmark architecture of ISKCON Temple Delhi, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and finally see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo, examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally examine the collection at National Rail Museum.

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Fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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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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