28 days in Thailand, Vietnam & India Itinerary

28 days in Thailand, Vietnam & India Itinerary

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Sukhothai, Thailand
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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
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
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New Delhi, India
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hue, Vietnam
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Sukhothai, Thailand

— 2 nights

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, admire all the interesting features of Sukhothai Historical Park, then cruise along Green E-bike Sukhothai, then examine the collection at Sangkalok Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Suthep Sangkalok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, explore the ancient world of Wat Chetuphon, delve into the distant past at Wat Trapang Tong Lang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Traphang Thong, and finally make a trip to Wat Si Chum.

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Washington DC, USA to Sukhothai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Sukhothai hover around 86°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

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 7th (Mon), 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, 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. On your second day here, 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 stroll through Elephant Rescue Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Andaman Cultural Center, stroll through Railay Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ao Nang Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sai Thai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Catholic Church, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Corner, then stop by Alex's Fashion, and finally head outdoors with Sea Gypsy Divers.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip maker website.

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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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 11th (Fri), stroll through Laem Tong Bay, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, then fulfill a lifelong dream with ProFun Divers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Viking Cave, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, head off the coast to Mosquito Island, then stroll through Nui Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 13th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, then see some colorful creatures with Sea Bees Diving - Chalong, and finally examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, view the masterpieces at Patong Inn Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Patong day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, then explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and City Palace of Jaipur. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jal Mahal and Shila Devi Temple. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple, stroll around Central Park, and examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaipur driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Jaipur by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Jaipur is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from Bangkok in December, plan for slightly colder days in Jaipur, with highs around 78°F, while nights are colder with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): visit Hauz Khas Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Delhi, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, then don't miss a visit to Rajpath, and finally see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip builder app.

You can fly from New Delhi to Hoi An in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in December since evenings lows in Hoi An dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, then make a trip to Tu Dam Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Hue hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chua Tran Quoc and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and St. Joseph's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
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.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.