18 days in Thailand, India & Dubai Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, India & Dubai Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Surat Thani, Thailand
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 19th (Fri), browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall and then admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, then stroll through Dubai Creek, and finally admire the natural beauty at Dubai Miracle Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubai route maker app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dubai. In February, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Mumbai, India

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Mumbai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Dubai to Mumbai. When traveling from Dubai in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Tours

New Delhi, India

— 4 nights
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in February, with highs in New Delhi at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Bophut, Thailand

— 1 night
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Lamai Beach, and then stroll through Chaweng Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bophut vacation builder.

Fly from New Delhi to Bophut in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to Bophut, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bophut: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at Flipflop and Treacle. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, stroll through Salad Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan online trip builder.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Surat Thani, Thailand

— 3 nights
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Step out of Surat Thani with an excursion to Cheow Lan Lake in Ban Ta Khun--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Khao Sok National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine and have fun at Nakwaree Shooting Range.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Surat Thani itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Surat Thani in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Surat Thani.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.