30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India travel planner

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Leh
— 6 nights
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Manali
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi to Bagdogra, Fly to Goa
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Goa
— 6 nights
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Neil Island
— 2 nights
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Havelock Island
— 2 nights
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Leh

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Sindhu Ghat. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Kyagar Tso, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, and appreciate the views at Suru Valley.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Leh trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Leh is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Leh. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Manali

— 6 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Beas Kund and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bhrigu Lake and Zana Falls. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manali online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gangtok.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:

Gangtok

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Ranka Monastery and Tsongmo Lake will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Enchey Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple and wander the streets of MG Marg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Gangtok by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Pelling

— 2 nights
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pelling trip planner.

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In July in Pelling, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Goa

— 6 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Utorda Beach and Ashwem Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mobor Beach and Arambol Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandrem Beach, and explore the ancient world of Chapora Fort.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Goa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Neil Island

— 2 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach and then take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Neil Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goa to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Havelock Island

— 2 nights
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapathar Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Radhanagar Beach and then stroll through Vijaynagar Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Havelock Island journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Havelock Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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.