9 days in Dhaka City, Kolkata (Calcutta) & Patna Itinerary

9 days in Dhaka City, Kolkata (Calcutta) & Patna Itinerary

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Patna, India
— 3 nights
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Alutila Cave, learn about all things military at Bangladesh air force museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Dhaka.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wide array of goods at Aarong, learn about all things military at Liberation War Museum, take an in-depth tour of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at New Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhaka University Central Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dhaka City road trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Dhaka City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Zurich to Dhaka City due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Dhaka City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at South City Mall and Dakshinapan Shopping Complex. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. John's Church and Netaji Bhawan. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Vivekananda Museum, hunt for treasures at Malik Ghat Flower Market, take in the exciting artwork at Academy of Fine Arts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dhaka City to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Patna.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature
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Patna, India

— 3 nights
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamaldah Jain Temple, see the interesting displays at Jalan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patan Devi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sher Shah Suri Masjid, and finally make a trip to Gandhi Ghat Near Nit Patna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Patna, examine the collection at Patna Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bihar Museum, then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Handi Sahib, and finally walk around Eco Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Patna holiday builder.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Patna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with highs in Patna at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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