23 days in Asia Itinerary

23 days in Asia Itinerary

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23 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  27​h
1
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
6
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, then cruise along Chele La Pass, and finally snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paro driving holiday planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paro is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paro, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, you will find days in Paro are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

3
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Simtokha Dzong. Let the collections at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Simply Bhutan Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Motithang Takin Preserve, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and make a trip to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thimphu tour builder site .

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

1
night
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, and finally make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Punakha trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Visit Potala Palace and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barkhor Street and Climbing Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum.

Before you visit Lhasa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Punakha to Lhasa by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Punakha to Lhasa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Lhasa are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo and Taleju Mandir Temple. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Crematoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, and make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lhasa to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lhasa in April, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Kathmandu: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
Highlights from your plan
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Devi's Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Sarangkot. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Poon Hill.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pokhara trip itinerary planning app .

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. Traveling from Kathmandu in April, Pokhara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes GeTS Holidays. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila) for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Sheikh Yusuf Qattal's Tomb. There's still lots to do: make a trip to India Gate, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Pokhara to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pokhara in April; daily highs in New Delhi reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
GeTS Holidays ©
GeTS Holidays
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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