17 days in Thailand, Lucknow & Varanasi Itinerary

17 days in Thailand, Lucknow & Varanasi Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand, Lucknow & Varanasi Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  16​h
1
Lucknow, India
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
2
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Trang, Thailand
— Few hours
Travel:  3​h 30​min
5
Ko Kradan, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  5​h
6
Ko Yao Noi, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

4
nights
Lucknow, India

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Go for a jaunt from Lucknow to Barabanki to see Dewa Shareef Dargah about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Victoria Memorial, wander the streets of Hazratganj, pause for some photo ops at Bara Imambara, and look for gifts at Ada Chikan.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lucknow trip builder tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Lucknow is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Lucknow, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Varanasi.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dewa Shareef Dargah
Highlights from your plan
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Victoria Memorial ©
Victoria Memorial
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi online holiday maker .

Drive from Lucknow to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Lucknow in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Varanasi, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally walk around Lumpini Park. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bangkok online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Varanasi to Bangkok by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Varanasi in November: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Trang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

few
hours
Trang, Thailand

Trang
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Trang road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Trang with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Trang can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Ko Kradan on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Trang

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

3
nights
Ko Kradan, Thailand

Ko Kradan ©
Ko Kradan is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Koh Kradan and stroll through Sunset Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ko Kradan trip app .

Explore your travel options from Trang to Ko Kradan with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Ko Kradan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Ko Yao Noi.

Things to do in Ko Kradan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Koh Kradan ©
Koh Kradan

3
nights
Ko Yao Noi, Thailand

Ko Yao Noi ©
In a dramatic archipelago of rocky islands in Phang Nga Bay, Ko Yao Noi strikes the perfect balance between settled and unspoiled.
Ko Yao Noi is known for classes, spas, shopping, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head off the coast to Koh Nok, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get outside with Kian Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ko Yao Noi route maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Kradan to Ko Yao Noi. November in Ko Yao Noi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Yao Noi

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kian Bay ©
Kian Bay
Koh Roi Island ©
Koh Roi Island
Spas

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