14 days in India & Paro Itinerary

14 days in India & Paro Itinerary

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14 days in India & Paro Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  11​h
1
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Varanasi, India
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Darjeeling, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Milan, Italy

3
nights
New Delhi, India

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 some historical perspective at Rajpath and Sai Baba Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Chhatarpur Temple. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Of India, and wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday planner.

Milan, Italy to New Delhi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Milan to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Milan in October: highs in New Delhi hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Chhatarpur Temple ©
Chhatarpur Temple

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then make a trip to Lotus Throne.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Agra online visit planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Lotus Throne
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Photography Tours

3
nights
Varanasi, India

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Banaras Ghats and Archaeological Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sankat Mochan Temple and Spas & Wellness. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Vishwanath Temple, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, and pause for some photo ops at Dhamek Stupa.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Varanasi online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
New Vishwanath Temple ©
New Vishwanath Temple

2
nights
Darjeeling, India

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then examine the collection at Everest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, and then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Varanasi to Darjeeling takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

3
nights
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the activities along Paro River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, then ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, and finally steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Paro trip builder site .

Getting from Darjeeling to Paro by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Darjeeling in November, expect Paro to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Thimphu
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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