60 days in South Asia Itinerary

60 days in South Asia Itinerary

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60 days in South Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Goa, India
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8​h
2
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Thekkady, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4​h 45​min
7
Agra, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Jaipur, India
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Udaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
10
Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Jodhpur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Leh, India
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
For shopping fun, head to Sheek Emporium or Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Arambol Beach and Vagator Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Morjim Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Goa trip planner.

London, UK to Goa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Goa are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Ashwem Beach ©
Ashwem Beach

2
nights
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Popular historic sites such as Sigiriya and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mihintale and Ruwanwelisaya. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple and don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura road trip planner.

Getting from Goa to Anuradhapura by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

5
nights
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bentota Beach. Visit Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Dutch Reformed Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa) and Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stop by Cara Jewellers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bentota, Ahungalla Beach, Beruwala Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Persian Paradise Elephant Ride will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Mangala Devi Temple. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and admire the sheer force of Pandikuzhi Waterfalls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edappally Church Complex and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Mozart Art Gallery (in Kottayam), Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop (in Alappuzha) and Kumarakom (Kumarakom Craft Museum & Kerala Album Art Gallery). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Kerala Museum, take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and browse for treasures at Indian Industries.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Mozart Art Gallery, Marari Beach, Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Spas

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Head to himalayan arts gallery p.ltd and The Cashmere Outletfor some retail therapy. When in Kathmandu, make a side trip to see Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com in Bhaktapur, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Gorkha Zone Khukuri House, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kathmandu trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kathmandu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in September, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Kathmandu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Do your shopping at Taj Gallery and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. Appreciate the collections at Agra Art Gallery and Shahin Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur) and Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham (in Vrindavan). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, and view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Agra journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kathmandu to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kathmandu in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Agra: highs are around 41°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Nahargarh Fort and Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd.. Get some historical perspective at Amber Palace and Chand Baori (Step well). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, take in the exciting artwork at Jitesh Arts, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chand Baori (Step well)
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Chand Baori (Step well) ©
Chand Baori (Step well)
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

3
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.
Gothwal Art and Udaipur Art Villa will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at City Palace of Udaipur and Fine Art School (Painting House). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Celebration Mall, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Udaipur travel planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Udaipur, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fine Art School (Painting House), Shahastrabahu Temple
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur

3
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Shop till you drop at Jai Shankar Handicrafts and Sonee Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples and get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaisalmer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum

3
nights
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.
Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Heritage Art School are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Safaris. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) and explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Jodhpur online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Safaris

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to DLF Mall Of India or The Great India Place. Explore hidden gems such as Akshardham and Raj Ghat. When in New Delhi, make a side trip to see Ambience Mall in Gurugram (Gurgaon), approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rajpath, contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Noida, Akshardham, Ambience Mall
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Khardung La and Sand Dunes Leisure Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Hemis Monastery. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Leh tour itinerary planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa