17 days in Nepal Itinerary

17 days in Nepal Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h 30 min
1
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Nagarkot
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Dhulikhel
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
4
Kathmandu
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Patan (Lalitpur)
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
6
Kathmandu
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
7
Bhaktapur
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
8
Kathmandu
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
9
Kirtipur
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
10
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Sauraha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Pokhara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Kathmandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khawalung Monastery as well as Taragaon Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, thentake an in-depth tour of Taragaon Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khawalung Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Kathmandu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Nepal Time (NPT), which is usually a -4.2 hour difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Kathmandu, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. You'll set off for Nagarkot on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Museums
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Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Taragaon Museum ©
Taragaon Museum

few
hours
Nagarkot

Nagarkot ©
Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality. Nagarkot View Tower has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Nagarkot View Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nagarkot vacation planner.

You can drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot in 1.5 hours. In December in Nagarkot, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Dhulikhel.
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Nagarkot View Tower ©
Nagarkot View Tower

1
day
Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel ©
Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thrangu Tashi Monastery. On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Namo Buddha Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Thrangu Tashi Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Indreshwar Mahadev Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dhulikhel online visit planner.

You can drive from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Dhulikhel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Namo Buddha Temple, Indreshwar Mahadev Temple
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Indreshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Indreshwar Mahadev Temple
Thrangu Tashi Monastery ©
Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Namo Buddha Temple ©
Namo Buddha Temple

1
night
Kathmandu

Kathmandu
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Patan (Lalitpur).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
day
Patan (Lalitpur)

Patan (Lalitpur) ©
The third-largest city in the country, Patan (Lalitpur) boasts a collection of ancient temples and palaces.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Degutalle Mandir Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Vishwanath Mandir Temple, make a trip to Bhinchhebahal tole, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Degutalle Mandir Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Patan (Lalitpur) itinerary planner.

Patan (Lalitpur) is very close to Kathmandu. In December, daily temperatures in Patan (Lalitpur) can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)

Historic Sites
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Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) ©
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
Vishwanath Mandir Temple ©
Vishwanath Mandir Temple
Kathmandu Durbar Square ©
Kathmandu Durbar Square

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nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Kumari Chowk. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumari Chowk, contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kathmandu day trip planning website.

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Patan (Lalitpur). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Kumari Chowk ©
Kumari Chowk
Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple ©
Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple
Zipline

1
day
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur ©
On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Peacock Shop, thenadmire the striking features of Pujari Math, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairavnath Temple, and finally make a trip to Vatsala Durga Temple.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bhaktapur online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Bhaktapur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites Shopping
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Bhairavnath Temple ©
Bhairavnath Temple
Peacock Shop ©
Peacock Shop
Vatsala Durga Temple ©
Vatsala Durga Temple

1
night
Kathmandu

Kathmandu
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bhaktapur to Kathmandu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Kirtipur on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
day
Kirtipur

Kirtipur ©
Kirtipur is an ancient city of Nepal. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): Head underground at Chobhar Caves and then steep yourself in history at Chilancho.

Find out how to plan Kirtipur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Kirtipur is very close to Kathmandu. In December in Kirtipur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kirtipur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chobhar Caves
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Chilancho ©
Chilancho

2
nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
You've now added The Tribhuvan, Mahendra, and Birendra Museums to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Universal Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at himalayan arts gallery p.ltd, and then examine the collection at The Tribhuvan, Mahendra, and Birendra Museums.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kathmandu trip planning app.

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Kirtipur. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sauraha.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums Shopping
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The Tribhuvan, Mahendra, and Birendra Museums ©
himalayan arts gallery p.ltd ©
himalayan arts gallery p.ltd
Universal Art Gallery ©
Universal Art Gallery

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nights
Sauraha

Sauraha ©
The tourist town of Sauraha stands on the edge of the Chitwan National Park and acts as the eastern gateway to a World Heritage-protected area.
On the 15th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Sauraha Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): see the top attractions with Into The Wild Tours & Travel.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sauraha trip planner.

Getting from Kathmandu to Sauraha by car takes about 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kathmandu in December: high temperatures in Sauraha hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pokhara.

Things to do in Sauraha

Tours Shopping Museums
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Sauraha Art Gallery ©
Sauraha Art Gallery
Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center ©
Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center

2
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple and then stop by Women's Skills Development Organization. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Himalayan Golf Course, thenget engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bindhya Basini Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sauraha to Pokhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Pokhara sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple

2
nights
Kathmandu

Kathmandu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guhyeshwari Temple, Gems Paradise and Kedar Craft. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guhyeshwari Temple, look for gifts at Gems Paradise, revel in the low prices at The Cashmere Outlet, stop by Kedar Craft, thenstop by Local Women's Handicrafts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budhanilkantha.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pokhara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kathmandu, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Shopping Historic Sites
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Budhanilkantha ©
Budhanilkantha
Guhyeshwari Temple ©
Guhyeshwari Temple
Kedar Craft ©
Kedar Craft

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