18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 30 min
2
Neil Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
3
Leh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
7
Goa
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Havelock Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Vijaynagar Beach and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Havelock Island trip maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Havelock Island is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Havelock Island is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach ©
Vijaynagar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, and then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Neil Island trip itinerary app .

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Neil Island

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

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hazara Arts and Manjushri Lha-Khang. Get some historical perspective at Shanti Stupa and Du-Khang. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Serzang Temple, Head underground at Saspol Caves, and explore the activities along Kyagar Tso.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Leh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Hazara Arts
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ellora Arts or Jitesh Arts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amber Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur vacation planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple

3
nights
Udaipur

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Armani and Art Haveli. For shopping fun, head to Art_en_Soul shoppe or Fine Art School (Painting House). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ShreenathJi Temple, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and view the masterpieces at B. G. Sharma Art Gallery.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Spas

Side Trips

Fine Art School (Painting House), Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Fine Art School (Painting House) ©
Fine Art School (Painting House)

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.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Goa journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Udaipur to Goa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in January: highs in Goa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple

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