23 days in South Asia Itinerary

23 days in South Asia Itinerary

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23 days in South Asia Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw, Poland
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
4
Thekkady, India
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Kovalam, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Kannur, India
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
8
Goa, India
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Wroclaw, Poland

3
nights
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.
Visit Boudhanath Stupa and Bhadrakali Temple for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nepal Ascent Treks. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Mrigasthali Deer Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary planner.

Wroclaw, Poland to Kathmandu is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 4 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Wroclaw in December: highs in Kathmandu hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Balkeshwar Mandir, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

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Getting from Kathmandu to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Kathmandu in December, things will get a bit warmer in Agra: highs are around 27°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Balkeshwar Mandir ©
Balkeshwar Mandir

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elefriend. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akbari Masjid, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaipur visit site.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

1
night
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Thekkady in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Kovalam, India

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Samudra Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam tour app.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rock cut temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Visiting Marari Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and Jain Temple, Alleppey (in Alappuzha). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Kadavum Bagam Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, and admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip app.

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Jain Temple, Alleppey
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

3
nights
Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
You'll get in some beach time at Thottada Beach and Payyambalam Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Madayipara. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Azhikkal Beach (in Azhikode) and Thalassery Fort (in Thalassery). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Chal Beach Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach.

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

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Thalassery Fort
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

3
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.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Tirupati Balaji Padmavati Temple, kick back and relax at Baga Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goa online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kannur to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus