55 days in Asia Itinerary

55 days in Asia Itinerary

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Lhasa, China
— 5 nights
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Pokhara, Nepal
— 4 nights
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Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 1 night
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 7 nights
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Darjeeling, India
— 4 nights
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Gangtok, India
— 5 nights
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Guwahati, India
— 5 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 6 nights
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 6 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 5 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
— 4 nights
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Lhasa, China

— 5 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Appreciate the collections at Tibet Museum and Yak Museum of Tibet. Get some cultural insight at Potala Palace and Barkhor Street. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), see Off-Road Tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Chimpu Caves.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lhasa is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Lhasa are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Pokhara, Nepal

— 4 nights

Lake City

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Visit Peace Temple and Barahi temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at International Mountain Museum and Old Gurung Museum. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokhara trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Lhasa to Pokhara in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a -2.2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lhasa in June; daily highs in Pokhara reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

— 1 night
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tiger Residency Resort and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chitwan National Park online road trip planner.

You can fly from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pokhara in June: high temperatures in Chitwan National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 7 nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Patan Museum and Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Visit Swayambhunath Temple and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir, National Art Gallery, &more). On the 15th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, take an in-depth tour of Music Museum of Nepal, and make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Kathmandu is a bit cooler than Chitwan National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:

Darjeeling, India

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Tashiding Monastery and Pemayangtse Monastery for their historical value. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Everest Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, and see the interesting displays at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. You'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Darjeeling due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in June, things will get a bit warmer in Darjeeling: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Gangtok, India

— 5 nights
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Get some cultural insight at Nathula and Shiv Mandir. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rumtek Monastery Sikkim and Enchey Monastery. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Do Drul Chorten Monastery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lhasa Spa Gangtok, and gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gangtok itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Guwahati, India

— 5 nights

Gateway to Northeast India

A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Popular historic sites such as Kamakhya Temple and Ugratara Temple are in your itinerary. War Memorial and Treasured Wheels will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Assam Rajyik State Museum, see the sky in a new way at Guwahati Planetarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sukreswar Temple, and view the masterpieces at The Maati Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Guwahati trip planner.

Fly from Gangtok to Guwahati in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Kolkata (Calcutta), India

— 6 nights

City of Joy

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.
Appreciate the collections at Victoria Memorial Hall and Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar). Get a sense of the local culture at Netaji Bhawan and The RBI Museum. Take a break from Kolkata (Calcutta) with a short trip to Belur Math in Belur, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Jute Museum, explore the world behind art at Konark Collectables, view the masterpieces at CIMA Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Rabindra Bharati University Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning app.

You can fly from Guwahati to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:

Dhaka City, Bangladesh

— 6 nights

Rickshaw Capital of the World

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bangladesh National Museum and Liberation War Museum. Appreciate the collections at Sukanta's Dhamrai Metal Crafts and Bangladesh Military Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dhaka City side-trips: Sonargaon (Sonargaon Folk Art and Craft Museum & Panam Nagar) and Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho (National Martyrs' Memorial) (in Savar). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, admire the striking features of Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), get engrossed in the history at Independence Museum, and look and learn at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dhaka City tour planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dhaka City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

Punakha, Bhutan

— 1 night
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Punakha online attractions planner.

Getting from Dhaka City to Punakha by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Punakha. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Thimphu, Bhutan

— 5 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Chagri Dorjeden Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Simply Bhutan Museum and National Textile Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheri Gompa Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thimphu visit planner.

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Paro, Bhutan

— 4 nights
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paro Taktsang and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House. Popular historic sites such as Kyichu Lhakhang and Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and make a trip to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paro road trip website.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Tibet travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Roof of the World
Standing at an average height of 4,900 m (16,000 ft), Tibet reigns as the highest region on Earth. Tourism in Tibet revolves around the area's intense natural and cultural heritage, with Tibetan Buddhist sites and serious mountaineering drawing most visitors to the region. See the home of dalai lamas and their summer palaces, and take part in a meditation with monks. Outdoor adventures can take you to the world's highest saltwater, as well as one of the world's highest monasteries. Home to legendary Mount Everest and other soaring peaks, this "roof of the world" beckons to adventurous climbers, while several of China's major rivers have their source on the Tibetan Plateau. During your tour of Tibet, be sure to try some of the regional staples: roasted barley, yak meat, and yak butter tea.

Nepal travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.

West Bengal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Calling itself the "sweetest part of India," West Bengal boasts a distinctly local cuisine in which sweets take pride of place. Sweet dishes remain a key part of the area's diet, and sweet treats are traditionally distributed to friends, relatives, and guests during major festivals. If you prefer to avoid a visit to the dentist after your vacation in West Bengal, head for the landscape that stretches from the lush Himalayan foothills in the north to the humid Bay of Bengal mangroves in the south. Away from the state's big cities, you can discover a fertile countryside of small coastal hamlets within easy striking distance of ancient Hindu temples and palaces.

Sikkim travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Waterfalls
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in northeast India, Sikkim revels in its abundance of beautiful nature, with a plethora of scenic lakes, waterfalls, and lush green valleys. Apart from adventurous treks through mountain passes and around pristine lakes, a vacation in Sikkim usually involves visitng Hindu temples and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and mountaineering feature prominently on tourist agendas, with a visit to a hot spa providing the perfect way to relax after an exhausting day. Yak safaris and high ropeways provide interesting ways to see high-altitude cities and the surrounding nature, which includes the state's natural symbols: the noble orchid and the red panda. Bordering Tibet and sandwiched between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim is known for its diverse blend of cultures.

Assam travel guide

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Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wildlife Areas
Stretching along the length of the mighty Brahmaputra River, Assam features green valleys and blue hills, serving as a gateway to northeast Indian states. An Assam itinerary can lead from important Hindu pilgrimage sites and Buddhist temples to an elephant safari in the World Heritage-listed national park. With its thriving rural life, the state offers a number of picturesque ethnic villages, as well as world-famous tea plantations. Whether it's hiking around South Asia's largest freshwater island or exploring India's only coal museum, a trip to Assam will satisfy a wide range of interests.

Bangladesh travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Some of Asia's longest rivers run through Bangladesh, forming the world's largest and most fertile delta. In addition to the Ganges, sacred to Hindus, hundreds of other waterways rank among the top tourist attractions in Bangladesh, offering access to lengthy beaches, islands, coral reefs, and the biggest mangrove forest in the world. In this densely populated country, giant urban centers house many different ethnic groups, creating a patchwork of cultures that makes this part of the world so intriguing to tourists. Consider beginning your tour of Bangladesh in Dhaka, a hectic city packed with old temples and swanky eateries serving a growing population of international expats.

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.