9 days in Thailand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

9 days in Thailand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
2
Pattaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
4
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 day

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline will get you outdoors. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bangla Road, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and look for gifts at Prince Fashion.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Patong is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for slightly colder days in Patong, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, kick back and relax at Jomtien Beach, and then shop like a local with Beach road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pattaya day trip website.

Fly from Patong to Pattaya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Patong in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pattaya, with lows around 32°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Jomtien Beach ©
Jomtien Beach

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.
On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Wat Pho.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary website.

Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
day
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), then take a stroll through Park Street, and then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kolkata (Calcutta) due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
College Street (Boi Para) ©
College Street (Boi Para)

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