16 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

16 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand, Vietnam & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Guwahati, India
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
+3
ferry + taxi + bus + Fly:  7​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
End: Guwahati, India


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2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online tour itinerary maker .

Guwahati, India to Bangkok is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Guwahati to Bangkok is 1 hour. Traveling from Guwahati in January, expect nights in Bangkok to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by The Boss Collection, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta holiday builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 12th (Sun), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and 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. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ho Chi Minh City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

1
night
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Hoi An to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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: explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
BBD Bagh ©
BBD Bagh

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