17 days in India & Bali Itinerary

17 days in India & Bali Itinerary

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17 days in India & Bali Itinerary

Start: Da Nang, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h
1
Rishikesh, India
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
2
Munnar, India
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha, India
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
6
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h
7
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
9
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h
10
Pecatu, Indonesia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Da Nang, Vietnam


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1
day
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh road trip planning site .

Da Nang, Vietnam to Rishikesh is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Da Nang to Rishikesh is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

1
day
Munnar, India

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munnar holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rishikesh to Munnar in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 13th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 15th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, then contemplate the long history of Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

Make your Alappuzha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and then explore the world behind art at Gallery OED Cochin.. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip site .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Kelingking Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasih Uug Beach, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nusa Penida trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kochi (Cochin) to Nusa Penida. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time is 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Nusa Penida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Pemuteran, Indonesia

The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see the vivid underwater world at Menjangan Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pemuteran travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Pemuteran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Amed.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

Amed ©
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jemeluk Beach, kick back and relax at Amed Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Amed Art Gallery.

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Getting from Pemuteran to Amed by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Amed Beach, USS Liberty Shipwreck
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Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach
Amed Beach ©
Amed Beach
Shark Diving

2
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Tears, and then take in the views from Yellow Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Nusa Lembongan road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Nusa Lembongan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Pecatu.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears

1
night
Pecatu, Indonesia

Pecatu ©
A major beach resort, Pecatu sits on the southern peninsula of Bali.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple, then kick back and relax at Blue Point Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bingin Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pecatu trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Pecatu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Pecatu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pecatu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Blue Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Bingin Beach ©
Bingin Beach
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

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