40 days in Rajasthan, Bali & Japan Itinerary

40 days in Rajasthan, Bali & Japan Itinerary

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40 days in Rajasthan, Bali & Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Jaisalmer, India
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h
2
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amed, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampaksiring, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
6
Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Miyakojima, Japan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
8
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
9
Takayama, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Nikko, Japan
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jaisalmer War Museum and Dussehra Chowk. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tanot Mata Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples, appreciate the history behind Longewala War Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Jaisalmer Sunset Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Tazia Tower.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip planner .

New Delhi to Jaisalmer is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Tanot Mata Temple ©
Tanot Mata Temple
Dussehra Chowk ©
Dussehra Chowk

2
nights
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasih Uug Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Giri Putri Cave, kick back and relax at Pasih Andus, then stroll through Kelingking Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Nusa Penida Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nusa Penida trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jaisalmer to Nusa Penida. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nusa Penida are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach
Giri Putri Cave ©
Giri Putri Cave

5
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jemeluk Beach and USS Liberty Shipwreck. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ujung Water Palace and Lempuyang Temple. Explore Amed's surroundings by going to Kintamani (Mt Batur & Climbing Tours). Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at White Sand Beach Yoga, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulamben Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amed travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Amed takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Amed, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampaksiring.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karangasem, Tulamben, Kintamani, Lempuyang Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Amed Beach ©
Amed Beach
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace

2
nights
Tampaksiring, Indonesia

Tampaksiring ©
Situated about 18 km (11 mi) east of Ubud, Tampaksiring represents one of Bali's first pre-colonial kingdoms, and also houses one of the biggest and most important temples in the whole of Indonesia.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Mount Kawi. On your second day here, experience rural life at Bali Pulina Agro Tourism and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampaksiring holiday app .

You can drive from Amed to Tampaksiring in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Tampaksiring

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Bali Pulina Coffee Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

5
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Point Beach and Green Bowl Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Taman Ayun Temple and Bali Trick Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Bingin Beach (in Pecatu), Spas (in Canggu) and Jatiluwih Green Land (in Tabanan). The adventure continues: stroll through Balangan Beach, pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, and kick back and relax at Jimbaran Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip tool .

You can drive from Tampaksiring to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kuta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ungasan, Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, River Rafting & Tubing, Jimbaran Beach, Bingin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Green Bowl Beach ©
Green Bowl Beach
Bingin Beach ©
Bingin Beach

2
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Hirakubozaki and Taketomi Folk Art Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kondoi Beach and Kabira Park. Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Hama Island in Taketomi-jima--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kuta to Ishigaki takes 13 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuta to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

5
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Ikema Ohashi Bridge. There's lots more to do: stroll through Aragusuku Beach, step off the mainland to explore Irabu-jima Island, kick back and relax at Funakusu Beach, and take in the views from Kurima Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. October in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

3
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Itsukushima Shrine and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Do some cultural sightseeing at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Senjokaku. Go for a jaunt from Hiroshima to Miyajima to see Mt. Misen about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima route builder app .

Getting from Miyakojima to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Miyakojima in October, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Takayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

5
nights
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Sanmachi Suji and Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail. Explore Takayama's surroundings by going to Hongan Shozu Itoyo no Sato (in Ono), Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Dam & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route) and The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (in Shirakawa-mura). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, hike along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku, and admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya.

Start your trip to Takayama by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Takayama in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Takayama, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Takayama

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Hongan Shozu Itoyo no Sato, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku, Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail ©
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

4
nights
Nikko, Japan

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nikko Tosho-gu and Yudaki Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kegon Falls and Ryuzu Waterfall. The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Senjogahara Field, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and walk around Nikko National Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Nikko road trip planning app .

Drive from Takayama to Nikko in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nikko when traveling from Takayama in November, with lows around 13°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall

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