35 days in Vietnam, India & Thailand Itinerary

35 days in Vietnam, India & Thailand Itinerary

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35 days in Vietnam, India & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
11
Varanasi, India
— 1 night
train:  12​h 30​min
12
Agra, India
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
13
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
14
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 30​min
15
Udaipur, India
— 1 night
train:  17​h
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Pattaya (Walking Street Pattaya & The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip website .

Mumbai, India to Bangkok is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Bangkok. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Pattaya
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, make a trip to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi itinerary site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Hanoi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head off the coast to Cat Ba Island and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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hours
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Hue on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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 (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and finally don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally have fun at Henna Art Hoi An.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planning site .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Da Nang
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas

1
night
Da Lat, Vietnam

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Crazy House, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then make a trip to Lam Vien Square. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then experience rural life at DL Nature's.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, then browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning site .

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), make a trip to Mother House, and see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Kolkata (Calcutta). Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Walking tours
College Street (Boi Para) ©
College Street (Boi Para)

1
night
Varanasi, India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Ganges River and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sarnath, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi road trip site .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in Varanasi reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Agra online holiday planner .

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Agra, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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New Delhi, India

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and make a trip to Jahanara Begum's Tomb.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Delhi driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the ancient world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, then look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Gangaur Ghat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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