30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Leh, India
— 4 nights
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Amritsar, India
— 1 night
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
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Udaipur, India
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
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Agra, India
— 4 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
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New Delhi, India
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Leh, India — 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 some cultural insight at Thiksey Monastery and Likir Gompa. Venture out of the city with trips to Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Leh is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Leh, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Amritsar.
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Amritsar, India — 1 night

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar online vacation planner.

Fly from Leh to Amritsar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Amritsar sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Jodhpur.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Jodhpur, India — 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 30th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Singaria Coin Museum & numismatic research center India, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip planner.

You can fly from Amritsar to Jodhpur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Mumbai.
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Mumbai, India — 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gateway of India, stop by Bungalow Eight, laugh and play at Red Carpet Wax Museum, and visit Colaba.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai journey maker tool.

Getting from Jodhpur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mumbai, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Udaipur.
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Udaipur, India — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at City Palace of Udaipur and Udaipur Art Villa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udaipur: Art Haveli (in Delwara) and Charbhuja Temple (in Nathdwara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ekling Ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur vacation planning app.

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Udaipur are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 4 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.
Amber Palace and Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at EleSafari, and admire the striking features of Birla Mandir Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Agra.
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Agra, India — 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Saha Burj. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, and take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Paro.
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Paro, Bhutan — 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paro Taktsang and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong). Change things up with these side-trips from Paro: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Photography Tours, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Phajoding Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paro trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Paro in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Agra to Paro. Traveling from Agra in August, expect Paro to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paro to New Delhi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Paro to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In August, New Delhi is somewhat warmer than Paro - with highs of 94°F and lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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Bhutan travel guide

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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.
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