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Fly to Madurai, Taxi to Kodaikanal
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Kodaikanal, India
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 1 night
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Mahabalipuram, India
— 1 night
Fly to Gwalior, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
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Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady, India
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to New Delhi
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Varkala Town, India
— 3 nights
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Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Madurai Airport, Drive to Kodaikanal
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Kodaikanal, India
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Kodaikanal, India
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Drive to Madurai Airport, Fly to Pulkovo Airport, Drive to Vyborg
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Vyborg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Drive to Pulkovo Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Ieper (Ypres)
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Kodaikanal, India — 1 night

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dynasty, Kodaikanal Lake and Dolphin's Nose. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get great views at Dolphin's Nose, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Kumbakkarai Falls, then look for gifts at Dynasty, and then look and learn at Astrophysical Observatory.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary tool.

Mumbai to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for slightly colder days in Kodaikanal, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India — 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Plan my day in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram, India — 1 night

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and finally Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram visit planning tool.

You can fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabalipuram in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In November in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Taj Mahal and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Explore Agra's surroundings by going to Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur), Vrindavan (ISKCON Vrindavan, Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, &more) and Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple (in Mathura). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh, and walk around Mehtab Bagh.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in November, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Agra. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.
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Thekkady, India — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Family-friendly places like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Land Spice Garden will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Thekkady in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 2 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.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get your game on at Barney's Den.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to New Delhi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Varkala Town.
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Varkala Town, India — 3 nights

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
You've now added Varkala Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally stop by The Art of India. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Varkala Town road trip planning tool.

Getting from New Delhi to Varkala Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect much hotter with lows of 28°C in Varkala Town. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Burg Square as well as Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Ghent City Center, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Markt, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, walk around Minnewaterpark, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varkala Town to Bruges. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Varkala Town to Bruges. Traveling from Varkala Town in November, things will get colder in Bruges: highs are around 12°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal, India — 3 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mannavanur Lake and Kurinji Andavar Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kodaikanal to Palani to see Palani Murugan Temple about 1h 45 min away. Explore Kodaikanal further: don't miss a visit to Poombarai Village View, stroll around Bryant Park, examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, and take some stellar pictures from Silent Valley View Point.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bruges to Kodaikanal. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Bruges to Kodaikanal due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in November: high temperatures in Kodaikanal hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal, India — 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani, admire the sheer force of Vattakanal Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Shola Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal attractions planner.

On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vyborg.
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Vyborg, Russia — 6 nights

Vyborg, a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130km to the northwest of St. Your day by day itinerary now includes Byurger Estate. Attractions like Koionsaari Island and Lindulovskaya Grove make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Norway Park Orekh (in Orekhovo), Korela Fortress Museum (in Priozersk) and Losevo Rapids (in Losevo). The adventure continues: browse the collection at Alvar Aalto Library, appreciate the history behind Statue of Torkel Knutsson, take in the history at Historical-Memorial Area Kuuterselka 1944, and contemplate the long history of Vyborg Castle.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vyborg trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kodaikanal to Vyborg. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kodaikanal to Vyborg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ieper (Ypres).
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium — 2 nights

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bellewaerde Park and then make a trip to Menin Gate Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Plopsaland De Panne.

Plan trip to Ieper (Ypres) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Vyborg to Ieper (Ypres) with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vyborg to Ieper (Ypres) due to the time zone difference. In December in Ieper (Ypres), expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc du Cinquantenaire as well as Etangs d'Ixelles. Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Atomium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
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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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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