29 days in Japan, India & Jiuzhaigou County Itinerary

29 days in Japan, India & Jiuzhaigou County Itinerary

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29 days in Japan, India & Jiuzhaigou County Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mumbai, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Udaipur, India
— 1 night
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
4
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Leh, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Kamakura, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Gero, Japan
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
9
Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Chennai, India


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5
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowpatty Beach, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mumbai online day trip planner .

Chennai to Mumbai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

1
night
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Udaipur road trip website .

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Udaipur when traveling from Mumbai in October, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 8th (Tue), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the striking features of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, then admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and finally browse the exhibits of Nahargarh Fort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaipur itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Agra trip planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

1
night
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, and finally examine the collection at Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa and then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leh trip maker tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

5
nights
Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Yuigahama Beach has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba), Ninomiya Seseragi Park (in Ninomiya-machi) and Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami). There's much more to do: make a trip to Kōtoku-in, take in nature's colorful creations at Nagakubo Park, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Engaku-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kamakura trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Kamakura takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Leh to Kamakura, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Kamakura sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you're off toGero.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fujisawa, Kinomiya Shrine, Ninomiya Seseragi Park, Odawara Castle, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

3
nights
Gero, Japan

Gero ©
Gero is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Take a break from Gero with a short trip to Senjojiki Cirque in Komagane, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Osakacho Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of Kyu Odoke Jutaku, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senshoji Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gero trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Gero takes 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Gero

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trip

Senjojiki Cirque
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Senjojiki Cirque ©
Senjojiki Cirque
Gero Onsen Gassho Village ©
Gero Onsen Gassho Village
Gerohatsu Onsen Museum ©
Gerohatsu Onsen Museum

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County, China

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Songpan County (Huanglong Scenic Valley & Huanglong Valley). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gero to Jiuzhaigou County. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gero to Jiuzhaigou County due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
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Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

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