54 days in India Itinerary

54 days in India Itinerary

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54 days in India Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  28 h
1
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 15 min
2
Neil Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Goa
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Udaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Jodhpur
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
13
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
14
Leh
— 9 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalapathar Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Radhanagar Beach and Govind Nagar Beach. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Captain Hook’s.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Havelock Island trip itinerary maker app .

Los Angeles, USA to Havelock Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Havelock Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Havelock Island at 86°F and lows at 76°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

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

2
nights
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach, then stroll through Laxmanpur Beach, and then take in the views from Howrah Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sitapur Beach and then kick back and relax at Ram Nagar Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Neil Island journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Sitapur Beach ©
Sitapur Beach

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Marari Beach and Azhikode Munakkal Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Kashi Art Gallery and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, explore the galleries of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Kochi (Cochin). Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Azhikode Munakkal Beach, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari 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.
Old Goa and Fontainhas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vagator Beach and Mandrem Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Arambol Beach, stroll through Utorda Beach, view the masterpieces at Mario Gallery, and look for gifts at Sheek Emporium.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Goa are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

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

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, get a taste of the local shopping with High Street Phoenix, then look for gifts at Charagh Din Shirts, and finally take a memorable drive along Marine Drive. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Red Carpet Wax Museum, then browse the different shops at R City Mall, and then browse the different shops at Phoenix Marketcity.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai visit planner .

Getting from Goa to Mumbai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Mumbai are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Charagh Din Shirts ©
Charagh Din Shirts
High Street Phoenix ©
High Street Phoenix
R City Mall ©
R City Mall

4
nights
Udaipur

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
City Palace of Udaipur and Ranakpur Jain Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Little Armani and Art Havelifor some retail therapy. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Udaipur Art Villa, explore the galleries of Art & Frames, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur route planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Zipline and Safaris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Heritage Art School. Step out of Jodhpur with an excursion to Sachiya Mata Temple in Osian--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Spice Paradise, take in the exciting artwork at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School, see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and contemplate the long history of Phool Mahal.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur day trip planning site .

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Udaipur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jodhpur, ranging from highs of 96°F to lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachiya Mata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Sonee Art Gallery and The Thar Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hari Om Jewellers and Rishabhadeva Temple. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, examine the collection at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, and contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer day trip site .

Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas & Wellness. Get outdoors at EleSafari and Elefriend. Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace and stop by Fair Deal Textile.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
For shopping fun, head to Marble Handicrafts Agra or U.P Handicrafts Development Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keoladeo National Park and Diwan-I-Khas. Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Fatehpur Sikri (Lotus Throne & Jodhabai Palace). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, cool off at Dolphin The Water World, view the masterpieces at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, and steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Agra online trip maker .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

2
nights
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, browse the different shops at Ambience Mall, then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi route planner.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ambience Mall
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Ambience Mall ©
Ambience Mall

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and then cruise along Hampta. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manali online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hampta
Highlights from your plan
Hampta ©
Hampta
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex. On your second day here, stop by Thankas and Gifts, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala tour builder .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Shanti Stupa. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Markha Valley. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). Spend the 5th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, and head outdoors with Tanglang La.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip planning tool .

You can fly from Dharamsala to Leh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. On the 9th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

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