30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 15​min
2
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
9
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

1
night
New Delhi

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.
On the 6th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, look for gifts at Craft House, then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, and finally look for gifts at People Tree. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to India Gate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, then look for gifts at Meher Chand Market, and finally admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip itinerary maker .

Barcelona, Spain to New Delhi is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to New Delhi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Kannur

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.
Head to G Mall and Capitol Mallfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ezhara Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, stroll through KIzhunna Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Madayipara.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kannur online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from New Delhi to Kannur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Head to Kochi Books and Indian Industriesfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam and International Coir Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam (Marari Beach & Mararikulam Beach). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, and kick back and relax at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, International Coir Museum
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Visiting Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Varkala Beach and Hawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Samudra Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Moon Stone Arts, Shalimar Weaves, & more). There's still lots to do: stop by Silkyway and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step out of the city life by going to Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. For shopping fun, head to Literati Bookshop & Cafe or Shalala Handicrafts (P) Ltd.. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach and stroll through Galgibaga Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goa travel site .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Goa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, look for gifts at Little Armani, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally stop by Henna by Madan. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at The Celebration Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilpgram, then stop by Gothwal Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Goa to Udaipur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Goa in October, expect nights in Udaipur to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Bagore Ki Haveli ©
Bagore Ki Haveli

4
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.
Shop till you drop at The Gem Palace and Studio Bagru. Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, stop by Akriti Jewellers, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get behind the scenes at Heritage Textiles.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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The Gem Palace ©
The Gem Palace
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. For shopping fun, head to The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs or Marble Cottage. There's more to do: look for gifts at Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts and take in the exciting artwork at Subhash Emporium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Agra tour planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Spas
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Subhash Emporium ©
Subhash Emporium

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and finally look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pashmina house, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leh tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Photography Tours
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
nights
Amritsar

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 next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khair-ud-Din Masjid, stop by Hall Bazaar, make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Amritsar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Amritsar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Virasat-e-Khlasa
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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