5 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Mussoorie Itinerary

5 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Mussoorie Itinerary

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5 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Mussoorie Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
2
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Mussoorie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Har ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, & more). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip planner .

New Delhi to Rishikesh is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 1st (Sun), Head underground at Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, then explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dehradun driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Dehradun in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Dehradun District
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 2nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Company Garden, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mussoorie, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

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