46 days in South Asia Itinerary

46 days in South Asia Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 1 night
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Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
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Jaisalmer, India
— 4 nights
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Goa, India
— 5 nights
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
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Galle, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Habarana, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Leh, India
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Kathmandu, Nepal

— 4 nights
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 Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com and Changu Narayan. When in Kathmandu, make a side trip to see Siddhi Lakshmi Temple in Bhaktapur, approximately Bhaktapur away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Kathmandu is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5.8 hours traveling from Manchester to Kathmandu. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in July, with highs in Kathmandu at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Agra, India

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kathmandu to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -0.2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in July, with highs in Agra at 40°C and lows at 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Jaipur, India

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Govind Dev Ji Temple and Ele Experience Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur road trip app.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Jaisalmer, India

— 4 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jaisalmer War Museum and Tanot Mata Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, and look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Goa.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Goa, India

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visit Majorda Beach and Betalbatim Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Utorda Beach and Sinquerim Beach. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Cansaulim Beach, stroll through Baga Beach, and take a stroll through Old Goa.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Goa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Maafushi Island, Maldives

— 2 nights
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bikini Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Maafushi Island day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Maafushi Island takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Galle.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Galle, Sri Lanka

— 4 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Dutch Reformed Church. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Turtle Protection Association. Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa (Tsunami Honganji Vihara, Community Tsunami Museum, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and stop by Cara Jewellers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Galle itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Maafushi Island to Galle takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Maldives Time (MVT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 0.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

— 4 nights
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Visit Kataragama Temple and Kiri Vehera for their historical value. Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Tissamaharama's surroundings by going to Udawalawe National Park (in Udawalawe National Park) and Sella Kataragama Temple (in Kataragama). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa and see Off-Road Tours.

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

Traveling by car from Galle to Tissamaharama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Tissamaharama to Anuradhapura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

Plan a Trincomalee trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Habarana, Sri Lanka

— 4 nights
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kaudulla National Park and Safaris. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sigiriya Fortress and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Take a break from Habarana with a short trip to Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla, about 1h 5 min away.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Habarana trip tool.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Habarana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Leh.

Things to do in Habarana

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leh, India

— 6 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get in touch with nature at Khardung La and Magnetic Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shanti Stupa and Alchi Monastery. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Likir Gompa (in Likir) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leh driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Habarana to Leh with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips