8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & London Itinerary

8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & London Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

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nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Belur Math. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Kumartuli, thenmake a trip to BBD Bagh, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for London on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Walking tours
BBD Bagh ©
BBD Bagh

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip maker.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to London in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5.5 hours. In August, London is cooler than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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