8 days in Thailand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

8 days in Thailand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + taxi + ferry:  11​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Karon, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally make a trip to BBD Bagh.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, then make a splash at Aquaride, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of flight and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ko Phi Phi Don due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Bangla Road, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ocean Plaza Patong, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha, stop by Oscar Fashion, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and finally don't miss a visit to Patong Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Karon trip planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Karon by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Karon to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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