11 days in India, Johannesburg & Kathmandu Itinerary

11 days in India, Johannesburg & Kathmandu Itinerary

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11 days in India, Johannesburg & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
2
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Nelson Mandela Foundation, then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, then take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf, and finally wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg attractions planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Liliesleaf, Lesedi Cultural Village
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Liliesleaf ©
Liliesleaf
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Gopinath Temple.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur road trip site .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Jaipur in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Jaipur at 30°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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nights
Varanasi, India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, and then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reewa Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, then don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, and finally look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Jaipur to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, you will find days in Varanasi are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Spas & Wellness
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

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night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

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

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Varanasi in December since evenings lows in Agra dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, then don't miss a visit to India Gate, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

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

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat
India Gate ©
India Gate

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Changu Narayan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Taleju Bell, contemplate the long history of 55 Window Palace, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu online holiday planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Kathmandu at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Taleju Bell
Highlights from your plan
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

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