40 days in South Asia Itinerary

40 days in South Asia Itinerary

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40 days in South Asia Itinerary

Start: Vilnius, Lithuania
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Chittagong City, Bangladesh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h 30​min
5
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
13
Leh, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Vilnius, Lithuania

2
nights
New Delhi, India

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, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, make a trip to India Gate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vilnius to New Delhi. Traveling from Vilnius in November, things will get warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Make the 4th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 6th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu holiday planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in November; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 26°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Climbing Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Dhaka City, Bangladesh

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Sadarghat, admire the striking features of Ahsan Manzil, contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, then don't miss a visit to Dhakeshwari Temple, and finally deepen your understanding at Shahid Minar.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dhaka City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Dhaka City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chittagong City.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Lalbag Fort ©
Lalbag Fort
Dhakeshwari Temple ©
Dhakeshwari Temple

2
nights
Chittagong City, Bangladesh

Chittagong City ©
Sprawling off the banks of the Karnaphuli River, Chittagong holds the title of second largest city in Bangladesh and major seaport.
On the 10th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Chittagong Commonwealth War Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Neval Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patenga Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Karnaphuli River and then get engrossed in the history at Zia Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chittagong City online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dhaka City to Chittagong City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Chittagong City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Chittagong City

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Patenga Beach ©
Patenga Beach
Naval Beach ©
Naval Beach
Karnaphuli River ©
Karnaphuli River

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 13th (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, stop by Rajrani Souvenirs, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Chittagong City to Agra in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Chittagong City in November, plan for little chillier nights in Agra, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Jaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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nights
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.
On the 19th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari, step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Udaipur trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
On the 21st (Thu), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get your game on at Prime Time, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Masjid. On your second day here, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai vacation planner.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Mumbai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Fun & Games Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Juma Masjid
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Athirappilly Waterfalls (in Thrissur) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karingachira Church, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in November, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are a bit cooler (37°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Athirappilly Water Falls, Marari Beach
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach, Holy Land
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden, shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leh route maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Leh in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame