20 days in India Itinerary

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Goa
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Agra
— 1 night
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Leh
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Goa — 2 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mandrem Beach and Utorda Beach. Visiting Vagator Beach and Ashwem Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Chapora Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Cajetan's Church.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa vacation planner.

Washington DC, USA to Goa is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Goa, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Udaipur.
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Udaipur — 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with Princess Trails Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ekling Ji Temple, then browse the different shops at Forum Celebration Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Udaipur travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Goa to Udaipur in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.
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Jodhpur — 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the galleries of Umaid Heritage Art School, look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip maker website.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Udaipur in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jodhpur, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.
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Jaisalmer — 2 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jaisalmer War Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer vacation maker site.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur — 2 nights

Pink City

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.
On the 14th (Fri), stroll through Elefriend, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at EleSafari, and finally get outside with Elefantastic. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jaipur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Jaipur sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Agra.
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Agra — 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 16th (Sun), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip maker.

Fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Delhi.
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New Delhi — 2 nights

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 17th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Leh.
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Leh — 4 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khardung La and Sand Dunes Leisure Park. Take a break from the city and head to Nubra Valley and Magnetic Hill. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, take in the dramatic natural features at Moore Plains, learn and have fun at Hazara Arts Leh, and admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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