20 days in India Itinerary

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Goa
— 3 nights
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Udaipur
— 1 night
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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
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Leh
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Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Take a break from the city and head to Mandrem Beach and BLive Electric Bike Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Utorda Beach and Betalbatim Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Vagator Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Chapora Beach, and explore the ancient world of Chapora Fort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Goa online itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Goa is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Goa is 10.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Udaipur.
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Udaipur — 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then stop by Gothwal Art, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Udaipur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Udaipur sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Umaid Heritage Art School, look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jodhpur holiday planner.

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 a bit warmer days in Jodhpur, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, then see Off-Road Tours, then look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jaisalmer War Museum. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer vacation planning app.

Getting from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Elefriend, contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at EleSafari, and finally get outside with Elefantastic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, make a trip to Taj Mahal, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, and finally admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and finally make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Agra sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to 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.
On the 19th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip tool.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Leh.
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Leh — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Shanti Stupa. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastery about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley, pick up some new knowledge with Hazara Arts Leh, stroll through Sand Dunes Leisure Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

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You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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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