12 days in Goa & North India Itinerary

12 days in Goa & North India Itinerary

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12 days in Goa & North India Itinerary

Start: Thrissur
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Goa
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + subway + train:  9​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
3
Leh
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Thrissur

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and then wander the streets of Old Goa. On your second day here, make a trip to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary planning site .

Thrissur to Goa is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Agra.

Things to do in Goa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Goa ©
Old Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier ©
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Goa to Agra takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in October, you will find days in Agra are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Thiksey Monastery and Likir Gompa. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Magnetic Hill. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Leh trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
River Rafting & Tubing
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Rohtang Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali online itinerary planner .

Getting from Leh to Manali by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi online road trip planner .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

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