20 days in Nepal & India Itinerary

20 days in Nepal & India Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
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Pokhara, Nepal
— 4 nights
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Darjeeling, India
— 4 nights
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Lucknow, India
— 5 nights

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Thamel, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kathmandu trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kathmandu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is minus 4.2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Kathmandu are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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Walking tours
Thamel ©
Thamel
Helicopter Tours

4
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Pokhara, Nepal

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pokhara trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, Pokhara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

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Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Get out of town with these interesting Darjeeling side-trips: Tharpa Choling Monastery (in Kalimpong) and Tarey Bhir (in Namchi). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kangchenjunga, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling planning app.

Getting from Pokhara to Darjeeling by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. You'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Pokhara to Darjeeling due to the time zone difference. In January in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Kangchenjunga

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Lucknow, India

Lucknow ©

Golden City of India

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucknow: Dewa Shareef Dargah (in Barabanki) and Nana Rao Smarak Park (in Kanpur). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mankameshwar Mandir, shop like a local with Hazratganj, and make a trip to Victoria Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucknow planner.

You can fly from Darjeeling to Lucknow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in January, expect nights in Lucknow to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Victoria Memorial ©
Victoria Memorial

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