31 days in South Asia Itinerary

31 days in South Asia Itinerary

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31 days in South Asia Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Udaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Agra, India
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
8
Leh, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Manali, India
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Agastya Mala, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Auckland to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

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Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, stop by Shabab Perfumes, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Gateway of India. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mumbai tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Mumbai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur day trip planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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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, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Satyam Silver.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur online visit planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

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nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Agra Fort, look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Agra online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

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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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Leh vacation maker .

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and then appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Leh to Manali in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read New Delhi itinerary maker app .

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu sightseeing site .

Fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kathmandu: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Climbing Tours