26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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Washington DC
Fly:
27​h
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:
2​h 45​min
Leh
— 6 nights
Fly:
4​h 15​min
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:
3​h 30​min
Agra
— 5 nights
Fly:
5​h 15​min
Goa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:
2​h
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 2 nights
Fly:
28​h
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3
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.
New Delhi is known for sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi vacation builder.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, New Delhi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

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5
days
Leh


The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, sightseeing, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pangong Tso, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Leh holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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4
days
Jaipur


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.
Change things up with a short trip to Amber Fort in Amer (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, revel in the low prices at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts, look for gifts at Anokhi Clothing Store, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur custom trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Jaipur are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

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SIDE TRIP : Amber Fort
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4
days
Agra


Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, parks, shopping, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mehtab Bagh.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Agra online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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SIDE TRIP : Tomb of Akbar the Great
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2
days
Goa


On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Margao Market and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Goa

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SIDE TRIPS : Panjim, Palolem Beach, Milsim Goa, Margao Market
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3
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Mumbai (Bombay)


Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marine Drive, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai (Bombay) vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Mumbai (Bombay) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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