30 days in Washington DC & India Itinerary

30 days in Washington DC & India Itinerary

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30 days in Washington DC & India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
1
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  20​h 30​min
2
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra, India
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Goa, India
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kannur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Thrissur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Alappuzha, India
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & National Aquarium). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Baltimore
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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Jaipur, India

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Elephant Village, find something for the whole family at Sunrise Dream World Amusement Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Elefuncity.

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Fly from Washington DC to Jaipur in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Jaipur is 10 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, you will find days in Jaipur are much hotter (78°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Elefuncity ©
Elefuncity
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur ©
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kids will enjoy Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arambol Beach, tour or see a game at Milsim Goa Paintball, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Goa online trip maker .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Agra to Goa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Goa, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach

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Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Thottada Beach and Payyambalam Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kannur: Sree Ramaswami Temple (in Thalassery) and Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach, take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Goa to Kannur by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sree Ramaswami Temple, Azhikkal Beach, Sargaalaya
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

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Thrissur, India

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kids will enjoy Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thrissur: Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar), Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur) and Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Kauthuka Park, have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip tool .

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in January, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Azhikode Munakkal Beach, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

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Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, and admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal.

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

Getting from Thrissur to Alappuzha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Attractions like Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Aquarium (in Varkala). Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Magic Planet Theme Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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