23 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

23 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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23 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Havelock Island, India
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  10 h 30 min
2
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  11 h 30 min
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
4
Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Subway + Foot + Bus + Train:  7 h
6
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h
7
Leh, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Porto, Portugal

1
night
Havelock Island, India

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): head outdoors with Captain Hook’s. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapathar Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Havelock Island online travel route planner .

Porto, Portugal to Havelock Island is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Havelock Island is 5 hours. Traveling from Porto in November, expect Havelock Island to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Captain Hook’s ©
Captain Hook’s

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anuradhapura: Habarana (Dambulla Cave Temple & Dhilip De Alwis) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery, and snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Anuradhapura online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Havelock Island to Anuradhapura in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Golden Temple of Dambulla
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

2
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Jaipur in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

3
nights
Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jain Temples and Jai Shankar Handicrafts. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Jaisalmer War Museum, contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rishabhadeva Temple, and browse the exhibits of Sonee Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Jaisalmer online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Longewala War Memorial ©
Longewala War Memorial

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and ShreenathJi Temple. Go for a jaunt from Udaipur to Delwara to see Art Haveli about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, stop by Little Armani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, and view the masterpieces at Padmawati Arts & Handicrafts.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur tour builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Udaipur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Shahastrabahu Temple, Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Spas & Wellness
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agra: Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri (in Fatehpur Sikri) and Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur). Spend the 15th (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and make a trip to Agra Fort.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Agra itinerary planning website .

Getting from Udaipur to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

4
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
River Rafting & Tubing
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

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