18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 30 min
2
Neil Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
3
Malvan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Ganpatipule
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Gokarna
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  9 h
7
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Havelock Island

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Vijaynagar Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapathar Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Govind Nagar Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Havelock Island trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Havelock Island is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to India Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Govind Nagar Beach ©
Govind Nagar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach ©
Vijaynagar Beach

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Neil Island trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Malvan.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

1
night
Malvan

Malvan ©
Known for being the location of Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan offers tourists a pleasant beach getaway that boasts historic sites and peaceful temples.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Wairy Ubhatwadi Beach, stroll through Talashil Tondavali Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kolamb Beach. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rameshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple, then kick back and relax at Achra Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tarkarli Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malvan online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Malvan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Malvan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tarkarli
Highlights from your plan
Tarkarli Beach ©
Tarkarli Beach
Kolamb Beach ©
Kolamb Beach
Talashil Tondavali Beach ©
Talashil Tondavali Beach

2
nights
Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Ganapatipule Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ganapatipule Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganpatipule Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Malgund Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ganeshghule Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ganpatipule trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Malvan to Ganpatipule takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ratnagiri
Highlights from your plan
Malgund Beach ©
Malgund Beach
Swayambhu Ganpati Temple ©
Swayambhu Ganpati Temple
Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Majorda Beach and Arambol Beach. Get some cultural insight at Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Old Goa. Next up on the itinerary: tour or see a game at Milsim Goa Paintball and kick back and relax at Utorda Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Goa day trip planner.

You can drive from Ganpatipule to Goa in 7.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Aryadurga Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kudle Beach and then kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Gokarna sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Goa to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shri Aryadurga Temple, Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Photography Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Alchi Monastary and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Markha Valley, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, cruise along Khardung La, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leh online journey planner .

Getting from Gokarna to Leh by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

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