12 days in India & Japan Itinerary

12 days in India & Japan Itinerary

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12 days in India & Japan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra, India
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
3
Leh, India
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
5
Goa, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrews Church. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary builder website .

Bengaluru to Jaipur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra road trip website .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

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

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thiksey Monastery and Alchi Choskor Monastery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Likir Gompa. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner .

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Kyoto takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Leh to Kyoto is 3 hours. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Shanta Durga Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Agonda Beach and Varca Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Benaulim Beach and don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Goa takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in November; daily highs in Goa reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim Beach
Varca Beach ©
Varca Beach

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