20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to India Gate, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Delhi vacation planning app.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. In August, New Delhi is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 94°F and lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and finally make a trip to Agra Fort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra holiday planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

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 14th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic, then stroll through EleSafari, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Satyam Silver. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ele Experience Farm.

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Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, 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, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jaipur in August: highs in Udaipur hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Jodhpur

— 1 night

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 17th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur travel route planning site.

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in August: highs in Jodhpur hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Sonee Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort and then learn about all things military at Jaisalmer War Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Goa.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mandrem Beach and Vagator Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Utorda Beach and Ashwem Beach. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, soothe aching muscles at Cyril Yoga Ayurveda Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Arambol Beach, and stroll through Chapora Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goa road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Goa sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Khardung La and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Shanti Stupa. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Leh, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Goa to Leh in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the views at Solang Valley, explore the activities along Beas River, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. On your second day here, soar above the sights with Traventure Guru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, then get the adrenaline pumping with Himalayan Frontiers Culture & Adventure Tours P(Ltd), and finally stroll through Manali Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manali online tour planner.

Getting from Leh to Manali by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
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.