18 days in Nepal, Maldives & India Itinerary

18 days in Nepal, Maldives & India Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Mumbai
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Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
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New Delhi, India
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple and then contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taleju Mandir Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu attractions planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Kathmandu is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Kathmandu, you'll lose 11.8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Jose, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Kathmandu, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 3°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Male.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Take a break from Male with a short trip to Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives in Vihamanafushi, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Artificial Beach, steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage, examine the collection at National Museum, and walk around Sultan Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Male journey maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kathmandu to Male in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Male is minus 0.8 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, things will get much warmer in Male: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mumbai, India

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, look for gifts at Kulture Shop, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Colaba, take a stroll through Nariman Point, and then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner.

Getting from Male to Mumbai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Male to Mumbai. Traveling from Male in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Mumbai, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

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Jaipur, India

Pink City

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, get a dose of the wild on Elefantastic, browse the exhibits of Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Jaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Jaipur reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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New Delhi, India

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, don't miss a visit to Red Fort, admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for slightly colder days in New Delhi, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Nepal travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.