30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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1
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
2
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
3
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
4
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
5
Agra, India
— 5 nights
6
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
7
Goa, India
— 5 nights
8
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights


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4
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akshardham and Rajpath. Humayun's Tomb and Raj Ghat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at India Gate, don't miss a visit to Red Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in New Delhi reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punakha.

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Historic Sites Parks

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Akshardham
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
night
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Punakha road trip planning site.

You can fly from New Delhi to Punakha in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Punakha due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Druk Wangyel Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Changangkha Lhakhang. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pangri Zampa Monastery, examine the collection at National Textile Museum, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip tool.

Getting from Punakha to Thimphu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Thimphu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

2
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Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, thencontemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Choeding, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, examine the collection at National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

Make your Paro itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Paro takes 1.5 hours. August in Paro sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

5
nights
Agra, India

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Food Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, examine the collection at Taj Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Agra road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paro to Agra takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Bhutan Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In August, Agra is somewhat warmer than Paro - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

5
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Govind Dev Ji Temple and Ele Experience Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum, stop by Royal Spices And Tea, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on Elefantastic.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur road trip planning website.

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Jaipur, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

5
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Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chapora Fort and Basilica of Bom Jesus. Explore hidden gems such as Mandrem Beach and Utorda Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, wander the streets of Old Goa, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and steep yourself in history at Ruins of Nossa Senhora de Saude.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Goa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Jaipur in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Old Goa ©
Old Goa
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier ©
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 28th (Fri), trek along Shilonda Trail and then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India. On your second day here, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, thenvisit Nariman Point, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sun).

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Outdoors Neighborhoods Trails
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India

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