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.
Get some cultural insight at Chua Tran Quoc and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Joseph's Cathedral and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old Quarter, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Hanoi is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, then don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Hue tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Thu), stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, 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. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then 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.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An route planning website.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, delve into the distant past at 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pha Lat, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park.

Make your Chiang Mai itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Hoi An to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) 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.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sai Thai, 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: examine the collection at Andaman Cultural Center, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ao Nang Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Agnes Catholic Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Massage Corner.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Krabi Town online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Krabi Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage, then see some colorful creatures with ProFun Divers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, then head off the coast to Mosquito Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker app.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then take a memorable excursion with Sea Bees Diving - Chalong, and finally see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, and finally kick back and relax at Banana Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Patong travel route planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, then admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Bangkok, and finally stop by Bangkok Fashion Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday builder app.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Shila Devi Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Photography Tours and City Palace of Jaipur. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Jitesh Arts, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy, and admire the striking features of Diwan-e-Aam Hall of Public Audience.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur route builder tool.

Fly from Bangkok to Jaipur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Jaipur is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from Bangkok in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, admire the striking features of ISKCON Temple Delhi, see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajpath. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), steep yourself in history at India Gate, then examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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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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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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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