30 days in Washington DC & India Itinerary

30 days in Washington DC & India Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
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Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + 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 + Bus:  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 National Zoological Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & National Aquarium). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to 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
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
Kids will enjoy Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Elefuncity. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Elephant Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur tour builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Washington DC to Jaipur takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Jaipur. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: highs in Jaipur hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car 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. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, let the kids burn off some steam at Play Safari, and don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

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Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Agonda Beach and Arambol Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, practice your aim at Milsim Goa Paintball, and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Agra to Goa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Agra, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can 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.
Family-friendly places like Sargaalaya and Payyambalam Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sree Ramaswami Temple (in Thalassery) and Azhikkal Beach (in Azhikode). There's still lots to do: stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, kick back and relax at Choottad Beach, snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, and make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kannur online journey 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive 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
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

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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 appreciate attractions like Triprayar Sri Rama Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thrissur: Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, &more) and Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Snehatheeram Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thrissur trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Take a break from Alappuzha with a short trip to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple in Kottayam, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and stroll through Alappuzha Beach.

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You can drive from Thrissur to Alappuzha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a 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
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna 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.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Aquarium (in Varkala Town). Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Magic Planet Theme Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling 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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