21 days in Sri Lanka, India & Kathmandu Itinerary

21 days in Sri Lanka, India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru, India
— 1 night
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 1 night

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Skydiving. Get a sense of the local culture at Changu Narayan and Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar). Get out of town with these interesting Kathmandu side-trips: Bhaktapur (Nyatapola Temple & Siddhi Lakshmi Temple). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kopan Monastery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the masterpieces at Patan Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu online trip maker.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Kathmandu is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.8 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Kathmandu. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Kathmandu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Side Trips

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Safaris
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. You'll explore and learn at National Rail Museum and National Gandhi Museum. Step out of New Delhi with an excursion to Akshardham in Gandhinagar--about 15h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and admire the striking features of Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi online tour builder.

You can fly from Kathmandu to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In October, New Delhi is somewhat warmer than Kathmandu - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Cathedral, then visit Commercial Street, then take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

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Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Bengaluru takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for slightly colder days in Bengaluru, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours
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Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Skydiving
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kalutara Bodhiya and St Anthony's Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Safaris. Step out of Colombo with an excursion to Murugan Temple in Chilaw--about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church and make a trip to St. Mary's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo day trip site.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Colombo in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Colombo when traveling from Bengaluru in October, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Explore hidden gems such as Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple and Dambulla Cave Temple. Lankathilaka Image House and Golden Temple of Dambulla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Polonnaruwa Vatadage (in Polonnaruwa) and Habarana (Off-Road Tours & Kaudulla National Park). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sigiriya online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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