17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  28​h
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h
Jaisalmer
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Miami

5
nights
Leh

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.
Likir Gompa and Hemis Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Zanskar Arts and Hazara Arts. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leh itinerary builder.

Miami, USA to Leh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Hazara Arts
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

3
nights
Jaipur

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. For shopping fun, head to Anokhi Clothing Store or Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur and look for gifts at New Maharaja Gem Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur holiday planner.

Fly from Leh to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

5
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Head to Shree Laxmi Art Home and Shayama Cashmere Storefor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jain Temples and Kuldhara Abandoned Village. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts and take in the exciting artwork at Sonee Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. You'll set off for Jodhpur on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Jaisalmer

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Shayama Cashmere Store ©
Shayama Cashmere Store
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
On the 14th (Fri), stop by Ganesh Handicrafts, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, then browse for treasures at Blue Bohemian, then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), and finally look for gifts at Via Jodhpur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur sightseeing planner.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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