40 days in Golden Triangle (India), Europe & Australia Itinerary

40 days in Golden Triangle (India), Europe & Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Golden Triangle (India), Europe & Australia Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam, India
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
New Delhi, India
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra, India
— 1 night
3
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  27​h
9
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Visakhapatnam, India


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Humayun's Tomb.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip planning site .

Visakhapatnam to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome online road trip planner .

Fly from Jaipur to Rome in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jaipur in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera will thrill your kids. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Sant Feliu de Guixols, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, partake in some friendly competition at The Live Thriller, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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The Live Thriller ©
The Live Thriller
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like ARTIS and Madurodam. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Madurodam
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Myall Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Dubuji Boardwalk in Cape Tribulation, approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Getting from Amsterdam to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 27 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Port Douglas at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Grand Canyon track & Pulpit Rock Lookout), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Sydney is little chillier than Port Douglas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Sports Museum ©
National Sports Museum

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