39 days in India & Tonga Itinerary

39 days in India & Tonga Itinerary

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1
Chennai, India
— 2 nights
2
Kalpetta, India
— 2 nights
3
Mysuru (Mysore), India
— 2 nights
4
Goa, India
— 2 nights
5
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
6
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
7
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
8
Agra, India
— 2 nights
9
Manali, India
— 2 nights
10
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
11
Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
12
Amritsar, India
— 2 nights
13
Leh, India
— 3 nights
14
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
15
Ha'apai Islands, Tonga
— 2 nights
16
Neiafu, Tonga
— 3 nights


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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple and then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Fort St. George, browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Thome Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chennai International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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Kalpetta, India

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
You've now added Wayanad Nature Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Karapuzha Dam and then get a dose of the wild on Wayanad Nature Tours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, then deepen your understanding at Regional Agricultural Research Station, and then explore the activities along Pookot Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kalpetta day trip planner.

Getting from Chennai to Kalpetta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chennai in May, you will find days in Kalpetta are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Regional Agricultural Research Station
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Pookot Lake ©
Pookot Lake
Regional Agricultural Research Station ©

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Mysuru (Mysore), India

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
You've now added Mysuru Palace to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalpetta to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kalpetta in May, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Goa.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Palolem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Goa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mysuru (Mysore) to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

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Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You've now added Gateway of India to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, look for gifts at Sancha Tea Boutique, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally stop by Colaba. On your second day here, cruise along Marine Drive, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
City Palace of Udaipur has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then admire the striking features of Jagmandir.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Udaipur vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: highs in Udaipur hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

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Jaipur, India

Jaipur
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bhati Tours & Travel as well as Amber Palace. On the 14th (Mon), do sightseeing your way with Bhati Tours & Travel. On the next day, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Perfect Agra Tours, Impressive Holidays India and Taj Mahal. On the 16th (Wed), take a memorable excursion with Perfect Agra Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal and then do sightseeing your way with Impressive Holidays India.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Agra day trip tool.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Agra

Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Perfect Agra Tours ©
Perfect Agra Tours
Impressive Holidays India ©
Impressive Holidays India

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Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Gulaba, then take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manali journey builder site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Manali takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
Humayun's Tomb has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online tour planner.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
You've now added Mehrangarh Fort to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), stop by Ganesh Handicrafts, don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally look for gifts at Via Jodhpur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, and finally explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur online route builder.

You can fly from New Delhi to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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Amritsar, India

Amritsar
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Khalsa College, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and finally admire the striking features of Akal Takht. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple and then don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip planner.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Amritsar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in May, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Amritsar. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mandir Mata Lal Devi
Mandir Mata Lal Devi
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by De Pashmina Emporium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sum-tsek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, then delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, and finally make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip website.

You can fly from Amritsar to Leh in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Step out of Nuku'alofa to go to Haveluliku and see Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, pause for some serene contemplation at Centenary Church, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nuku'alofa day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Leh to Nuku'alofa with the Route module. Traveling from Leh to Nuku'alofa, you'll lose 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Nuku'alofa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ha'apai Islands.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon ©
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

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nights
Ha'apai Islands, Tonga

Ha'apai Islands
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ha'apai Islands trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Ha'apai Islands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Ha'apai Islands sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Neiafu on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Ha'apai Islands

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

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Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu ©
Neiafu is known for wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Talau, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Utakalongalu Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Neiafu trip maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Ha'apai Islands to Neiafu in 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Neiafu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden
Mt Talau ©
Mt Talau
St Joseph's Cathedral ©
St Joseph's Cathedral