43 days in Asia Itinerary

43 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madurai, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbatore, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bengaluru, India
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hubli-Dharwad, India
— 2 nights
Drive to Dabolim Airport, Fly to Surat
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Surat, India
— 3 nights
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Karachi, Pakistan
— 2 nights
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Quetta, Pakistan
— 2 nights
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Ahvaz, Iran
— 1 night
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Isfahan, Iran
— 4 nights
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Birjand, Iran
— 1 night
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Torbat-e Jam, Iran
— 1 night
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Herat, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Kandahar, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Pune, India
— 3 nights
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Hyderabad, India
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 2nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sigiriya vacation planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Sigiriya is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Sigiriya is minus 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sigiriya to Arugam Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kandy, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Madurai.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Madurai, India

— 2 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, then buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Prema Vilas, then surround yourself with nature on Chella Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kandy to Madurai in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Coimbatore, India

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adiyogi Shiva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, then see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore trip planner.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madurai in July, expect Coimbatore to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Bengaluru, India

— 4 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, make a trip to Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru online journey planner.

You can fly from Coimbatore to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Hubli-Dharwad, India

— 2 nights
A trip to Hubli-Dharwad opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math and then experience rural life at Agadi Thota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuggikeri and then deepen your understanding at Murugha Math.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hubli-Dharwad trip planner.

Getting from Bengaluru to Hubli-Dharwad by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Hubli-Dharwad, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Surat.

Things to do in Hubli-Dharwad

Historic Sites

Surat, India

— 3 nights

Diamond City

Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Modi Atash Bahram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ichhanath Mahadev Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at VR Surat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddhnath Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambika Niketan Temple, make a trip to Chintamani Jain Temple, and then stop by Go Traditional.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Surat journey planning site.

Explore your travel options from Hubli-Dharwad to Surat with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Surat

Historic Sites · Shopping

Karachi, Pakistan

— 2 nights

City of Lights

Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at High Court Building, and then head off the coast to Churna Island. On the next day, see the interesting displays at State Bank Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mohatta Palace Museum, and then see the interesting displays at PAF Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Karachi day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Surat to Karachi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Surat to Karachi. In July, daily temperatures in Karachi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Quetta.

Things to do in Karachi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Quetta, Pakistan

— 2 nights
Surrounded by three large mountains, Quetta feels isolated from much of the country, and its remoteness means it has traditionally served as a stop-off point, rather than a destination in itself.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the activities along Hanna Lake and then browse the different shops at Millennium Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Quetta trip planner.

You can fly from Karachi to Quetta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Karachi in July: highs in Quetta hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Ahvaz on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Quetta

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Ahvaz, Iran

— 1 night
Ahvaz or Ahvaz is a city in the southwest of Iran, and the capital of Khuzestan province. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the views from White Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christians Catholic Church, then take in the views from Nature Bridge, then snap pictures at Ali-ibn-Mahziar bridge, and finally explore the activities along Karun River.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ahvaz trip website.

Explore your travel options from Quetta to Ahvaz with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Quetta to Ahvaz. Traveling from Quetta in July, expect Ahvaz to be somewhat warmer, temps between 55°C and 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Isfahan.

Things to do in Ahvaz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Isfahan, Iran

— 4 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, browse the exhibits of Vank Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Isfahan itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ahvaz to Isfahan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ahvaz in July, plan for slightly colder days in Isfahan, with highs around 44°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Birjand.

Things to do in Isfahan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Birjand, Iran

— 1 night
Birjand is the east Iranian provincial capital of South Khorasan and the centre of the county Birjand resp. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Birjand Castle and then admire the striking features of Akbarieh Historical Building & Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Birjand trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Isfahan to Birjand in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Birjand are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Torbat-e Jam.

Things to do in Birjand

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Torbat-e Jam, Iran

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sheikh Ahmad-e Jami Mausoleum Complex.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Torbat-e Jam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birjand to Torbat-e Jam takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Herat.

Things to do in Torbat-e Jam

Historic Sites

Herat, Afghanistan

— 2 nights
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Herat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torbat-e Jam to Herat takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Afghanistan Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kandahar.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites

Kandahar, Afghanistan

— 2 nights
Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Red Mosque.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandahar travel site.

Traveling by car from Herat to Kandahar takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Herat, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kandahar, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Kandahar

Historic Sites

Pune, India

— 3 nights

Oxford of the East

Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Pune is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, and examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Pune trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kandahar to Pune. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kandahar to Pune due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Hyderabad, India

— 4 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Hyderabad is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, and stop by Modi Pearls.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Pune to Hyderabad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Baths

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.