60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  22​h
1
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
3
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Goa, India
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
9
Pokhara, Nepal
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New Delhi, India
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Jaipur, India
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Mumbai, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

4
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Medhu Ziyaarath. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Artificial Beach. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and make a trip to Jumhooree Maidhaan.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Male planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Male is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Male is 3 hours. In February, Male is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

North Male Atoll, Hulhumale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach

2
nights
Rasdhoo, Maldives

As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bikini Beach and then stroll through Veligandu Island Beach.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Rasdhoo online trip maker .

You can drive from Male to Rasdhoo in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Bikini Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Maafushi Island day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Freedom Project and Ramboda Waterfall. Visiting Udawattekele Sanctuary and Royal Botanical Gardens will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale) and Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple (in Nuwara Eliya). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Knuckles Forest Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Maafushi Island to Kandy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, Elephant Freedom Project, Royal Botanical Gardens, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Knuckles Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

5
nights
Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Step out of the city life by going to Udawalawe Nationalpark Elefant Trail and Ella Rock. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lipton’s Seat and R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Go for a jaunt from Ella to Nuwara Eliya to see Horton Plains National Park about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ella road trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lipton’s Seat, Horton Plains National Park, Udawalawe Nationalpark Elefant Trail
Highlights from your plan
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Udawalawe Nationalpark Elefant Trail ©
Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat

3
nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
You'll get in some beach time at Ahungalla Beach and Jungle Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Bentota Beach in Bentota (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach.

Plan trip to Hikkaduwa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sea Turtle Farm, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

8
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll get in some beach time at Utorda Beach and Arambol Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Fontainhas and Shanta Durga Temple. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mandrem Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavelossim Beach, and make a trip to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Goa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Hikkaduwa in March, plan for slightly colder days in Goa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim Beach
Varca Beach ©
Varca Beach

6
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Swiss Family Treks & Expedition. Get some cultural insight at Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com and Swayambhunath Temple. Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kathmandu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in March, you will find days in Kathmandu are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, Bagh Bhairab Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pokhara tour planner.

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pokhara when traveling from Kathmandu in March, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot
Spas & Wellness
Climbing Tours

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hauz Khas Village and Rajpath. Do some cultural sightseeing at Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon), about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and steep yourself in history at India Gate.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planning website .

Getting from Pokhara to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pokhara in March, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

7
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elefriend and Spas. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

4
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Escape the urban bustle at Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Nariman Point and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Colaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner .

Fly from Jaipur to Mumbai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jaipur in April, you will find days in Mumbai are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Colaba ©
Colaba

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