30 days in Bhutan & India Itinerary

30 days in Bhutan & India Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Paro
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Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
Fly
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Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jodhpur, India
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jaisalmer, India
— 5 nights
Fly
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New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
Fly

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Paro, Bhutan

A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rinpung Dzong and National Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paro Taktsang and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paro: Thimphu (Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten) & Changangkha Lhakhang). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at Tshetob Ying Yum, and appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paro trip itinerary builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Paro is an approximately 29-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is 11 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paro, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

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Punakha, Bhutan

The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 30th (Mon), snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Punakha vacation planner.

You can drive from Paro to Punakha in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Agra.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

3
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Agra, India

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and Taj Gallery. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Agra sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Punakha to Agra in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Punakha to Agra due to the time zone difference. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Jaipur, India

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Walking tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nahargarh Fort and Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Udaipur, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Jodhpur, India

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mehrangarh Fort and Walk to blueCity heritagetour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well) and Zipline. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Umaid Heritage Art School, look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), see Off-Road Tours, and walk around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Jaisalmer, India

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tanot Mata Temple and Jaisalmer War Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jain Temples and Kuldhara Abandoned Village. Spend the 18th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Desert Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Sonee Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

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New Delhi, India

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Humayun's Tomb and Rajpath. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of India Gate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.

India travel guide

4.6
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.