30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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

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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.
Humayun's Tomb and India Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

4
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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 some cultural insight at Jain Temples and Sonee Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Jaisalmer War Museum and Desert Art Gallery. Spend the 3rd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kuldhara Abandoned Village.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip maker tool.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

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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.
Gothwal Art and Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shahastrabahu Temple and Maharana Pratap Museum. Step out of Udaipur to go to Delwara and see Art Haveli, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, and explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip website.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Udaipur sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

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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 Spas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nahargarh Fort and Gemstone Ganesh Museum. Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Amrapali Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:

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Agra, India

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and Taj Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Taj Mahal and Taj Gallery. The adventure continues: make a trip to Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Akbar the Great, and take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip app.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Punakha sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Punakha in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rinpung Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Step off the beaten path and head to Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Paro side-trips: Thimphu (Changangkha Lhakhang & Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, soothe aching muscles at Tshetob Ying Yum, examine the collection at National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

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Getting from Punakha to Paro by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in Paro sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

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.

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.