8 days in North India Itinerary

8 days in North India Itinerary

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8 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Leh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hemis
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
New Delhi

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 8th (Sat): look for gifts at LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Smriti, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Great India Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, then take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, then browse the different shops at Ambience Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in New Delhi dip to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

The Great India Place, Ambience Mall
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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hazara Arts and Shanti Stupa. Get a sense of the local culture at Likir Gompa and Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, stop by Evergreen Arts Emporium, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Leh vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hemis.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hazara Arts
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Chokhang Vihara Temple ©
Chokhang Vihara Temple

1
day
Hemis

Hemis ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head outdoors with Changla Pass and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hemis Monastery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hemis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leh to Hemis in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hemis

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Changla Pass
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Changla Pass ©
Changla Pass
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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