18 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

18 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly:  35 h
End: Denver, United States

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Shop till you drop at People Tree and Connaught Place. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New Delhi online trip maker.

Denver, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12.5 hours traveling from Denver to New Delhi. Traveling from Denver in April, expect New Delhi to be much hotter, temps between 98°F and 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taj Mahal. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid and then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Agra day trip app.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 100°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid

3
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.
You've now added Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind to your itinerary. Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Amber Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Elefriend.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Jaipur are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Varanasi, India

Varanasi ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ganga Aarti. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Ganga Aarti.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Jaipur to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 102°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Kathmandu.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephant Breeding Centre. Visit Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at S.K. Handicrafts Export and Asan. Go for a jaunt from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur to see Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Peacock Shop, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, and take a stroll through Thamel.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu day trip planner.

Getting from Varanasi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and flight. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Varanasi to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Varanasi in April; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 83°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Elephant Breeding Centre
Highlights from your plan
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo ©
Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo
Kathmandu Durbar Square ©
Kathmandu Durbar Square

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