38 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

38 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 1 day
Fly
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Dhaka City
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 4 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Mumbai

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Mumbai, India

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then cruise along Marine Drive, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak. On your second day here, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take a stroll through Nariman Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive

Jaipur, India

— 1 day

Pink City

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Jaipur road trip planning website.

You can fly from Mumbai to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mumbai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping

Agra, India

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, stroll around Mehtab Bagh, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Agra sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Dhaka City, Bangladesh

— 4 nights

Rickshaw Capital of the World

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Step out of Dhaka City to go to Sonargaon and see Sonargaon Folk Art and Craft Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of National Parliament House, pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, make a trip to Dhakeshwari Temple, and steep yourself in history at Lalbag Fort.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dhaka City trip planning site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Dhaka City in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kyutei Omuro.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Dhaka City to Kyoto by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Kyoto is 3.5 hours. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally take a stroll through Akihabara.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rotorua.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Helium Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotorua travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Rotorua by flight takes about 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tokyo to Rotorua. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Rotorua hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Taupo, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then cool off at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, then admire the natural beauty at Lava Glass, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo road trip site.

Getting from Rotorua to Taupo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Queenstown.

Things to do in Taupo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens, and stroll through Kiwi Birdlife Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Queenstown journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Queenstown takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Dubai.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, and take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Dubai takes 20.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In June in Dubai, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 35°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Tours · Theme Parks · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Munich takes 9 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Munich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in Munich hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Doha on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature

Doha, Qatar

— 4 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Doha is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, walk around Aspire Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, and see the interesting displays at Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Doha trip maker site.

Fly from Munich to Doha in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Munich in June, things will get much warmer in Doha: highs are around 49°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Doha

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Thekkady, India

— 4 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of Thekkady to go to Idukki and see Idukki Dam, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Doha to Thekkady takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Doha to Thekkady. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Dhaka Division travel guide

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Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Architectural Buildings
Dhaka Division is an administrative division within Bangladesh. The capital and largest city is Dhaka. The Division as constituted prior to 2015 covered an area of 31,051 km², and had a population of 47,424,418 at the 2011 Census. However, following the separation of the new Mymensingh Division in 2015, the area has been reduced to 20,508.8 km² with a population at the 2011 Census of 36,433,505.Dhaka Division is bounded by Mymensingh Division to the north, Barisal Division to the south, Chittagong Division to the east and south-east, Sylhet Division to the north-east, Rangpur Division to the north-west, and Rajshahi Division to the west and Khulna Divisions to the south-west.Administrative divisionsDhaka Division, formerly Dacca Division of East Pakistan province, consisted before 2015 of four city corporations, 17 districts, 123 upazilas and 1,248 union parishads. However, four of the most northerly of the 17 districts were removed in 2015 to create the new Mymensingh Division, and another five districts (those situated to the south of the Ganges/Padma River) are in the process of being removed to create a new Faridpur Division.

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Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.