14 days India Itinerary Itinerary

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San Francisco
Fly:
30​h
Amritsar
— 1 day
1 night
Drive:
3​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 1 day
2 nights
Drive:
4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 day
1 night
Drive:
4​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 days
2 nights
taxi + Fly + train:
7​h
Agra
— 2 days
2 nights
Drive:
2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 4 days
3 nights
Fly:
27​h
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day
Amritsar


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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Amritsar travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Amritsar is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Amritsar, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Amritsar at 95°F and lows at 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites
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Dharamsala


The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala custom trip planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Sightseeing, Spas, Shopping, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIP : Thankas and Gifts
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1
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Shimla


The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then make a trip to Scandal Point, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shimla holiday planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites
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2
days
Manali


People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Van Vihar National Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manali trip builder.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

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Nature, Parks, Historic Sites, Sightseeing
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2
days
Agra


Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Subhash Emporium and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. On the next day, stop by Mughal Carpet, then stop by Ratan Handicrafts, and then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agra vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Manali to Agra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

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4
days
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ambience Mall or Dilli Haat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Great India Place and DLF Promenade Mall. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, buy something for everyone on your list at Select Citywalk, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read New Delhi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping, Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIPS : Ambience Mall, The Great India Place
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