36 days in India, Nepal & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

36 days in India, Nepal & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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36 days in India, Nepal & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gwalior, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h
5
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Jodhpur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
7
Gorakhpur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
9
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
New Delhi, India

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodi Gardens, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Delhi day trip site .

New York City, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in New Delhi reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mehtab Bagh, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

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Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
nights
Gwalior, India

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla Gwalior, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sas Bahu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sun Temple, then make a trip to Gopachal Parvat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teli Ka Mandir. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Jai Vilas Palace, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dindayal City Mall, then delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gwalior planning tool .

You can drive from Agra to Gwalior in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Gwalior

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Jai Vilas Palace ©
Jai Vilas Palace

5
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and get behind the scenes at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Gwalior to Jaipur in 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 17th (Sat), stop by Silk Route Art Gallery. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris
Silk Route Art Gallery ©
Silk Route Art Gallery
Patwaon-Ki-Haveli ©
Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

3
nights
Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stop by Ganesh Handicrafts, make a trip to Clock Tower, then look for gifts at Via Jodhpur, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mandore Gardens.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur day trip planning website .

You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gorakhpur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

2
nights
Gorakhpur, India

Gorakhpur ©
On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at City Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Nir Nikunj Water Park. and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kushmi Forest.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gorakhpur tour builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jodhpur to Gorakhpur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Gorakhpur

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Nir Nikunj Water Park. ©
Nir Nikunj Water Park.
City Mall ©
City Mall

1
night
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, then look for gifts at Women's Skills Development Organization, and then explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokhara day trip app .

Traveling by car from Gorakhpur to Pokhara takes 8.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping
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Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Devi's Fall ©
Devi's Fall

2
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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a stroll through Thamel.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Kathmandu

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
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Helicopter Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, take a leisurely stroll along Dubai Creek, don't miss a visit to Jumeirah Mosque, and admire the local landmark of Dubai Fountains.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubai day trip planning site .

Getting from Kathmandu to Dubai by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kathmandu to Dubai. In March, Dubai is somewhat warmer than Kathmandu - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Shopping
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Fountains ©
Dubai Fountains
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

3
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Sheikh Zayed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, make a trip to Qasr Al Hosn, and browse the different shops at Marina Mall.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip maker website .

Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Al Ain.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Spas
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Emirates Palace ©
Emirates Palace

2
nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain ©
If you need a break from the U.A.E's two mega-cities, take a trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Al Ain National Museum, then see the interesting displays at Al Ain Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Al Jahili Fort, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mubazzara Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Al Ain Oasis, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Hafeet, then get your game on at Al Ain Raceway, and finally relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Al Ain trip planner .

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Al Ain can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Al Ain

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Al Ain Oasis ©
Al Ain Oasis
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

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