52 days in South Asia Itinerary

52 days in South Asia Itinerary

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1
Jodhpur, India
— 3 nights
2
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
3
Mahabalipuram, India
— 2 nights
4
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
5
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
6
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
7
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 5 nights
8
Kasaragod, India
— 4 nights
9
Hampi, India
— 3 nights
10
Goa, India
— 5 nights
11
Bhuj, India
— 2 nights
12
Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
13
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
14
Agra, India
— 4 nights
15
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights

3
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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 Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ganesh Handicrafts and Zipline. Step out of Jodhpur to go to Pali and see Nimbo Ka Nath, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambaji Temple, stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, and admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip website.

San Francisco, USA to Jodhpur is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 13.5 hour difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jodhpur, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nimbo Ka Nath
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Zipline

2
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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 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, thenview the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Udaipur using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Shahastrabahu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Mahabalipuram, India

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 8th (Fri), see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, make a trip to Pancha Rathas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vedagiriswarar Temple, thenget to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mahabalipuram in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Udaipur in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Mahabalipuram: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vedagiriswarar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum

3
nights
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Bundala National Park. Get outdoors at Safaris and Tissa Wewa. Step out of Tissamaharama with an excursion to Yala National Park in Yala National Park--about 1h 25 min away.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mahabalipuram to Tissamaharama. January in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yala National Park, Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thenmake a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kandy road trip planning site.

You can fly from Tissamaharama to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

4
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.
Visit Sigiriya and Dambulla Cave Temple for their historical value. Visiting Golden Temple of Dambulla and Safaris will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Anuradhapura: Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana) and Yapahuwa Rock Fortress (in Yapahuwa). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, pause for some photo ops at Abhayagiri Dagaba, and don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Habarana, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sigiriya, Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mararikulam Beach. Edappally Church Complex and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): St. Mary's Forane Church (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Anuradhapura to Kochi (Cochin) in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherthala, Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

4
nights
Kasaragod, India

Kasaragod ©
Get some cultural insight at Bekal Fort and Madiyan Koolom. Get in touch with nature at Kappil Beach and Bekal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kasaragod: Kanhangad (Anandashram & Swami Nithyananda Ashram).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kasaragod in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanhangad, Bekal
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

3
nights
Hampi, India

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Group of Monuments at Hampi and Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vitthala Temple and Matanga Hill. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, contemplate the long history of Rock Painting 1500 BC, and make a trip to Elephant Stables.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kasaragod to Hampi. When traveling from Kasaragod in January, plan for little chillier days in Hampi, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Goa and Chapora Fort. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shanta Durga Temple and Church of St. Francis of Assissi. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ashwem Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Majorda Beach, and stop by Shamrock Jewellers.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hampi to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Goa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Church of St. Francis of Assissi ©
Church of St. Francis of Assissi

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Bhuj, India

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dungar, admire nature's extreme beauty at White Desert Of Kutch, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Great Rann of Kutch, and then take in the history at Bhujia Fort.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bhuj online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Goa to Bhuj by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in February: highs in Bhuj hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Bhuj

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Rann of Kutch
Highlights from your plan
White Desert Of Kutch ©
White Desert Of Kutch
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
Great Rann of Kutch ©
Great Rann of Kutch

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Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get some historical perspective at Jain Temples and Tanot Mata Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jaisalmer War Museum and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 7th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantinath Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bhuj to Jaisalmer in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Off-Road Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nahargarh Fort and Amer Jeep Safari. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Royal Gaitor Tumbas. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Jaipur, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jaigarh Fort ©
Jaigarh Fort
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple

4
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Keoladeo National Park and St. George's Cathedral. Taj Mahal and Roman Catholic Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri in Fatehpur Sikri, approximately Fatehpur Sikri away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, steep yourself in history at Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Agra online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Agra can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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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.
Akshardham and Humayun's Tomb are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Rajpath and Gandhi Smriti. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read New Delhi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Akshardham
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

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