21 days in Nepal & India Itinerary

21 days in Nepal & India Itinerary

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21 days in Nepal & India Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
5
Leh, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Manali, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rishikesh, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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4
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.
Pashupati Nath and Kopan Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Changu Narayan & Nyatapola Temple). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Thamel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), and admire the landmark architecture of Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu sightseeing planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 13 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 84°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur
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Pashupati Nath ©
Pashupati Nath
Parasailing & Paragliding
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pacific Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Udaipur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Kathmandu in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Udaipur. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Spas & Wellness

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Rusirani Village and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and then stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agra visit planner .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

3
nights
Leh, India

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hemis Monastery and Likir Gompa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Alchi Monastary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

3
nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hampta and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Manali trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hampta ©
Hampta
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, then take in the dramatic scenery at Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sivananda Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunjapuri Devi Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh attractions planner .

You can fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Kunjapuri Temple, Daksheshwar Mahadev
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh ©
Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh

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