12 days in Mirik, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

12 days in Mirik, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

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12 days in Mirik, Darjeeling & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Mirik
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gangtok
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  156​h
End: Washington DC

1
day
Mirik

Mirik ©
Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. On the 24th (Tue), get great views at Tingling view point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Donbosco Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mirik online trip itinerary maker .

Washington DC, USA to Mirik is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Mirik, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: highs in Mirik hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Mirik

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery ©
Tingling view point ©
Tingling view point

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, make a trip to Batasia Loop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, then get great views at Tiger Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yiga Choeling Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling online route planner .

Getting from Mirik to Darjeeling by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

1
night
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
On the 27th (Fri), take a stroll through MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Nathula, and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip tool .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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