23 days in India & Kyoto Itinerary

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Manali, India
— 4 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
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Udaipur, India
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Mumbai, India
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Kyoto, Japan
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Leh, India
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Manali, India — 4 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, see some colorful creatures with Riding Solo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip maker site.

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Delhi planner.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agra.
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Agra, India — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 19th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra attractions planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 3 nights

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, examine the collection at Albert Hall Museum, surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Udaipur.
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Udaipur, India — 1 night

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pita Shree Handicraft, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur day trip planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to 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 25th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Marine Drive, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, then take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai journey maker tool.

Getting from Udaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Udaipur in May, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are slightly colder, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.
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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 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take a stroll through Gion. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono, then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning site.

You can fly from Mumbai to Kyoto in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Leh.
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Leh, India — 4 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Old Raku House, don't miss a visit to Central Asian Museum, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh travel route builder website.

Fly from Kyoto to Leh in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Kyoto to Leh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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India travel guide

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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.
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