30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
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Agra, India
— 4 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
— 5 nights
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Gangtok, India
— 4 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
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Leh, India
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Jaipur, India

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Govind Dev Ji Temple and Satyam Silver. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur, and see the interesting displays at Jaipur Wax Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jaipur journey builder.

Washington, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Jaipur. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington in April: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 100°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:

Agra, India

— 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and Walking tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Agra Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid, make a trip to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and look for gifts at Marble Handicrafts Agra.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Agra day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Agra are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:

Paro, Bhutan

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rinpung Dzong and Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten). Do some cultural sightseeing at Paro Taktsang and Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan. Get out of town with these interesting Paro side-trips: Thimphu (Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Changangkha Lhakhang, &more). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Chele La Pass, take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lhakhang Nagpo, and steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paro trip maker app.

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. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Agra to Paro due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Agra in May, with highs in Paro at 72°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gangtok.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Gangtok, India

— 4 nights
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like MG Marg and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim and Ranka Monastery. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Paro to Gangtok by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paro to Gangtok is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

New Delhi, India

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rajpath and Humayun's Tomb. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip maker.

You can fly from Gangtok to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 104°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shanti Stupa and Likir Gompa. Alchi Monastery and Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Prayer Wheel, and examine the collection at Old Raku House.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

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.