14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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

1
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.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to Amritsar is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to Amritsar. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get warmer in Amritsar: highs are around 95°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht
Jallianwala Bagh

1
day
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 9th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, stop by Thankas and Gifts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

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Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Shimla

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

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Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Shimla Christ Church
The Ridge
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

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): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Van Vihar National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manali tour planner.

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.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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Jogini waterfall
Naggar Castle
Siyali Mahadev Temple

2
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Subhash Emporium and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. On your second day here, stop by Mughal Carpet, then stop by Ratan Handicrafts, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Agra vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Manali to Agra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

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Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Mughal Carpet

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ambience Mall and DLF Promenade Mall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Great India Place and Khan Market. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, make a trip to Rajpath, stop by Lajpat Nagar Central Market, and take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi custom trip planner.

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Great India Place, Ambience Mall
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Ambience Mall
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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