21 days in India, Bangkok & Bhutan Itinerary

21 days in India, Bangkok & Bhutan Itinerary

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21 days in India, Bangkok & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  9​h 30​min
6
Kannur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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4
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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Pattaya (Isan Flowers, Walking Street Pattaya, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Punakha trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bangkok to Punakha takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Get out of town with these interesting Paro side-trips: Thimphu (Changangkha Lhakhang, Kuenselphodrang, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paro online visit planner .

Getting from Punakha to Paro by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Paro are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Thimphu
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang

4
nights
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: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, and make a trip to India Gate.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Paro to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Paro in February, expect New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

3
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Jaisalmer is known for historic sites, wildlife, nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, admire the striking features of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Shop Jaisalmer.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jaisalmer vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Thalassery (Thalassery Fort & Sree Ramaswami Temple) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island.

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Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Jaisalmer to Kannur in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thalassery, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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