30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  25 h
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Goa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
4
Raipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Visakhapatnam
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
6
Bhubaneswar
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Jaipur
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  27 h
End: Houston

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get in touch with nature at Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. There's lots more to do: stop by Bungalow Eight, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary planning site .

Houston, USA to Mumbai is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Houston to Mumbai, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Mumbai are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Folklore Museum. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder site .

Fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agonda Beach and Arambol Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Palolem Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda. And it doesn't end there: stop by Literati Bookshop & Cafe, steep yourself in history at Fort Aguada, see the interesting displays at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Goa online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Raipur.

Things to do in Goa

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

1
night
Raipur

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): browse the different shops at Chhattisgarh City Center Mall, then browse the different shops at Ambuja City Center Mall, and then browse the different shops at Magneto - The Mall.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Raipur fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goa to Raipur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Raipur

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ambuja City Center Mall ©
Ambuja City Center Mall
Magneto - The Mall ©
Magneto - The Mall
Chhattisgarh City Center Mall ©
Chhattisgarh City Center Mall

2
nights
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rama Krishna Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Simhachalam Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Borra Caves.

Start your trip to Visakhapatnam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Raipur to Visakhapatnam with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rama Krishna Beach ©
Rama Krishna Beach
Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum

1
night
Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dhauli Giri Hills, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bhubaneswar trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Visakhapatnam to Bhubaneswar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dhauli Giri Hills ©
Dhauli Giri Hills
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts

3
nights
Varanasi

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 inner history buff will appreciate Sarnath and Banaras Ghats. Get a sense of the local culture at Ruchika Art Gallery and Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Ganges River, look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Varanasi day trip app .

Getting from Bhubaneswar to Varanasi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bhubaneswar in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Varanasi, with highs around 102°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by India House, take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Amritsar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Varanasi to Amritsar in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amritsar, with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

2
nights
Srinagar

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake and then explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar journey planning app .

You can fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Amritsar in June, plan for cooler days in Srinagar, with highs around 78°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Srinagar

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake

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.
Do your shopping at Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd. and Jitesh Arts. Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, admire the masterpieces at Gallery Artchill, explore the galleries of Diwan-e-Aam Hall of Public Audience, and take in the exciting artwork at Gyan Museum.

Find out how to plan Jaipur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Jaipur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Srinagar in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Jaipur: highs are around 94°F and lows about 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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