21 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

21 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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21 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  15​h
1
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Dharamsala, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra, India
— 4 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Goa, India
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Jaipur is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, Jaipur is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the different shops at Maximus Mall, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bundlamata Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala route maker .

You can fly from Jaipur to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Bundlamata Temple
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

4
nights
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, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planner.

Fly from Dharamsala to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

4
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Agra itinerary builder site .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Agonda Beach, kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, relax in the rural setting at Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Agra to Goa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, Head underground at Batu Caves, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kuala Lumpur takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Goa in January, expect nights in Kuala Lumpur to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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