43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
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Islamabad, Pakistan
— 2 nights
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Herat, Afghanistan
— 1 night
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 3 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
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Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Fly to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Drive to Sonargaon
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Sonargaon, Bangladesh
— 1 night
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 3 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan

— 2 nights
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Punakha driving holiday planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Punakha is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Punakha is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Thimphu, Bhutan

— 2 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery, cruise along Dochula Pass, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and finally make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and finally examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thimphu day trip planning tool.

Drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Paro, Bhutan

— 3 nights
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Museum, steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, then explore the activities along Paro River, and finally take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paro online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Agra, India

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur) and Fatehpur Sikri (Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri & Diwan-I-Khas). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, look for gifts at Taj Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paro to Agra in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paro to Agra is minus 0.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Paro in March: highs in Agra hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Jaipur, India

— 2 nights

Pink City

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 11th (Thu), explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

New Delhi, India

— 2 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Lahore, Pakistan

— 3 nights
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Lahore is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Badshahi Mosque, examine the collection at Lahore Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lahore Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Minar-e-Pakistan.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lahore trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Delhi to Lahore. Traveling from New Delhi to Lahore, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Lahore hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Islamabad, Pakistan

— 2 nights
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower, examine the collection at Pakistan Monument Museum, examine the collection at Lok Virsa Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, and finally take a stroll through Saidpur Village. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Daman-e-Koh, then get great views at Pir Sohawa, and then stop by Libra Jewellers.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Islamabad journey planner.

Getting from Lahore to Islamabad by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Lahore in March, things will get little chillier in Islamabad: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Islamabad

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Herat, Afghanistan

— 1 night
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Herat route builder site.

You can fly from Islamabad to Herat in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Afghanistan Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in March, expect Herat to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites

Kabul, Afghanistan

— 3 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Bagh-e Babur, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, make a trip to Babur Tomb, and explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kabul holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Herat to Kabul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

— 2 nights
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Green Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Mazar-i-Sharif, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jodhpur, India

— 2 nights

Sun City

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, and then look for gifts at Ganesh Handicrafts.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jodhpur online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Jodhpur takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif to Jodhpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Jodhpur: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Udaipur, India

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, contemplate the long history of Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, then look for gifts at Gothwal Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Udaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Mumbai, India

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 31st (Wed), look for gifts at Bombay Paperie, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mumbai road trip planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Udaipur in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, then browse the exhibits of Pethikada, and then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Sigiriya in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Peradeniya.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peradeniya: Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project), Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa) and Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens and pause for some serene contemplation at Hindagala Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Peradeniya trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Peradeniya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Peradeniya sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sonargaon.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonargaon, Bangladesh

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Sonargaon Folk Art and Craft Museum and then don't miss a visit to Panam Nagar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sonakanda Fort and then make a trip to Banglar Taj Mahal.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sonargaon trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Peradeniya to Sonargaon with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Sonargaon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dhaka City, Bangladesh

— 3 nights

Rickshaw Capital of the World

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Spend the 9th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House, walk around Gulshan Lake Park, pause for some photo ops at Shahid Minar, and admire the striking features of Ahsan Manzil.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dhaka City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sonargaon to Dhaka City takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks