25 days in Thailand, Vietnam & India Itinerary

25 days in Thailand, Vietnam & India Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chua Tran Quoc and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, and stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Hanoi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 2 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then make a trip to Tu Dam Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, and finally don't miss a visit to Nha Luu Niem Danh Nhan Phan Boi Chau. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally make a short side trip with Day Trips.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hue tour planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hue are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and finally admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

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You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkchat Meditation Retreat, and finally stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phakhao Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phan Tao, and finally make a trip to Wat Pha Lat.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): gain insight at Krabi Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, see the interesting displays at Andaman Cultural Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and finally examine the collection at Andaman Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sai Thai, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Agnes Catholic Church, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Corner, look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ao Nang Mosque, and finally view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town road trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krabi Town, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can ride a 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 14th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with ProFun Divers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. On your second day here, Head underground at Viking Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, then kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

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Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, then examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Snake Kingdom, don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), enjoy the sand and surf at Banana Beach, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, step into the grandiose world 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, and finally explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Photography Tours. Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shila Devi Temple, and don't miss a visit to Panna Meena ka Kund.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Jaipur by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Jaipur due to the time zone difference. 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 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like ISKCON Temple Delhi and Hauz Khas Village. Rajpath and Gandhi Smriti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to ISKCON Vrindavan in Vrindavan, about 2h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, make a trip to Red Fort, and steep yourself in history at Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) 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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