30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
3
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
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.
Visiting EleSafari and Make Bike Trip will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur. Next up on the itinerary: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gem Plaza, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, view the masterpieces at Samanvai Art Gallery, and explore the galleries of Gyan Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jaipur day trip tool .

Newark, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark to Jaipur, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Jaipur reach 95°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
For shopping fun, head to Taj Gallery or New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. Appreciate the collections at Agra Art Gallery and Shahin Arts. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Balkeshwar Mandir.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Agra travel planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Agra are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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.
Visit Thiksey Monastery and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Likir Gompa and The Little Paradise. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Pashmina House, contemplate the long history of Deskit Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

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.
Let the collections at Sheek Emporium and Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths capture your imagination. Visiting Baga Beach and Palolem Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Agonda Beach, browse the exhibits of Mario Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planning site .

Getting from Leh to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kerala Museum and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Head to Kashi Art Gallery and Indian Industriesfor some retail therapy. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, take in the exciting artwork at Kumarakom Craft Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Album Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Mozart Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Pulimootttil Silks. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, take in the exciting artwork at Clay Art Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam trip planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In September in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kumarakom, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, St. George Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get outdoors at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Neeramankara Shiva Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, Lighthouse Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Mahatma Gandhi Road, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Travancore.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School, admire the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Jodhpur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in September, expect nights in Jodhpur to be about the same, around 78°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School ©

3
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Palace of Udaipur and Art Haveli. For shopping fun, head to Gothwal Art or Udaipur Art Villa. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, view the masterpieces at Gallery One, explore the galleries of Fine Art School (Painting House), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur road trip app .

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jodhpur in September: high temperatures in Udaipur hover around 90°F and lows are around 73°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Art Haveli, Fine Art School (Painting House)
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

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