15 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

15 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

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15 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
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.
Udaipur is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur route builder app .

Newark, USA to Udaipur is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Newark to Udaipur. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Udaipur at 90°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), see the interesting displays at National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Delhi vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, then steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and finally steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum, make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, then take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paro trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Paro in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and car. In September, Paro is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, then steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, then take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thimphu travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Thimphu are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

4
nights
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, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu attractions site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Kathmandu in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Thimphu in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Kathmandu: highs are around 80°F and lows about 58°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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