22 days in Thailand & India Itinerary

22 days in Thailand & India Itinerary

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Madurai, India
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore, India
— 3 nights
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Shimla, India
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Madurai, India

— 3 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai driving holiday planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Coimbatore, India

— 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church.

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You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Shopping · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Shimla, India

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Mall, walk around Daulat Singh Park, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shimla day trip planner.

You can fly from Coimbatore to Shimla in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, get interesting insight from Tours, and get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Shimla to Chiang Mai in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. March in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, then kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and finally stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, and then kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patong sightseeing tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

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.
On the 18th (Thu), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Flipflop and Treacle. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Aow Leuk Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Patong in March since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Mysuitbangkok.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

India travel guide

4.6
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

3.9
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.