42 days in New York City, Al Madinah Province & Bangladesh Itinerary

42 days in New York City, Al Madinah Province & Bangladesh Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 15 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 7 nights
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Chittagong City, Bangladesh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandarban, Bangladesh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Saint Martin's Island, Bangladesh
— 1 night
Unknown
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Bagerhat, Bangladesh
— 1 night
Drive
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Khulna City, Bangladesh
— 1 night
Fly to Dhaka, Taxi to Dhaka City
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 7 nights
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New York City, United States — 15 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Human Village Brewing Co (in Pitman) and Philadelphia (Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, Masonic Temple, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Central Park, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker tool.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. January in New York City sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Medina.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 26:

Medina, Saudi Arabia — 7 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum, and steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Medina trip planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Medina by flight takes about 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Medina at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Chittagong City.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:

Chittagong City, Bangladesh — 2 nights

Sprawling off the banks of the Karnaphuli River, Chittagong holds the title of second largest city in Bangladesh and major seaport.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patenga Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhatiyari Lake. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Naval Beach, then examine the collection at Zia Memorial Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chittagong Commonwealth War Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at Baatighar.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chittagong City trip itinerary app.

Fly from Medina to Chittagong City in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Medina to Chittagong City is 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Chittagong City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bandarban.
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Bandarban, Bangladesh — 3 nights

The main town in the country's most remote and least populated district, Bandarban acts as the political center for the 15 different hill tribes that make up the indigenous population of the scenic and varied area.
Bandarban is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Chimbuk Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Nafa-khum, stroll around Meghla parjatan complex, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sangu River.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bandarban trip website.

Traveling by car from Chittagong City to Bandarban takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cox's Bazar.
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Parks · Nature
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Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh — 3 nights

The resort town of Cox's Bazar boasts what could easily be the longest natural sea beach in the world, offering plenty of room for relaxation and water sports, with surfing particularly popular with international and domestic tourists.
Cox's Bazar is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Sonadia Island, cruise along Marine Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Cox's Bazar Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Himchori Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cox's Bazar day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bandarban to Cox's Bazar takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Martin's Island.
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Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Saint Martin's Island, Bangladesh — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): head off the coast to St. Martin's Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint Martin's Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Cox's Bazar to Saint Martin's Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bagerhat.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
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Bagerhat, Bangladesh — 1 night

Bagerhat Sadar is an Upazila of Bagerhat District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shaat Gombuj Mosque, then admire the striking features of Shaat Gombuj Masjid, and then take an in-depth tour of Bagerhat Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bagerhat day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Saint Martin's Island to Bagerhat with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Khulna City.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

Khulna City, Bangladesh — 1 night

One of the country's largest urban centers, Khulna City stands as an important hub on the banks of the Rupsha River, with a number of important natural and cultural places close by.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of 1971: Genocide-Torture Archive & Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Sundarbans.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Khulna City trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Bagerhat to Khulna City in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Dhaka City.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Dhaka City, Bangladesh — 7 nights

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.
Take a break from Dhaka City with a short trip to Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho (National Martyrs' Memorial) in Savar, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Dhakeshwari Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dhaka City online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Khulna City to Dhaka City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Khulna City to Dhaka City is minus 0.5 hours. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:

Al Madinah Province travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains · Cemeteries

Bangladesh travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Some of Asia's longest rivers run through Bangladesh, forming the world's largest and most fertile delta. In addition to the Ganges, sacred to Hindus, hundreds of other waterways rank among the top tourist attractions in Bangladesh, offering access to lengthy beaches, islands, coral reefs, and the biggest mangrove forest in the world. In this densely populated country, giant urban centers house many different ethnic groups, creating a patchwork of cultures that makes this part of the world so intriguing to tourists. Consider beginning your tour of Bangladesh in Dhaka, a hectic city packed with old temples and swanky eateries serving a growing population of international expats.
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