5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), London & Leeds Itinerary

5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), London & Leeds Itinerary

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5 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), London & Leeds Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Sri Sarada Devi Temple, make a trip to BBD Bagh, then see where the action happens at Eden Gardens, then admire the architecture and history at Nirmal Hirday (Pure Heart), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramakrishna Math.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

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Ramakrishna Math ©
Ramakrishna Math
BBD Bagh ©
BBD Bagh
Eden Gardens ©
Eden Gardens

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, then admire the natural beauty at Kensington Palace, then pick up some local products at Street Food Union - Rupert Street SOHO, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinity Hill Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through The Queen's Walk, then go for a walk through Southwark Park, then take an in-depth tour of The Charterhouse, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of London.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to London takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Leeds.

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Kensington Palace ©
Kensington Palace
The Charterhouse ©
The Charterhouse

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Leeds, United Kingdom

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One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Scent Salim, buy something for everyone on your list at Queens Arcade, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Quirky Ales, and finally get your game on at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle.

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You can take a train from London to Leeds in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Leeds are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Queens Arcade ©
Queens Arcade
Quirky Ales ©
Quirky Ales
Scent Salim ©
Scent Salim

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