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
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  19​h
End: Washington DC

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khardung La and Shanti Stupa. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Tanglang La. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery and pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Leh trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Leh is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Leh is 10 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Adventure Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Khardung La
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Khardung La ©
Khardung La
River Rafting & Tubing
Tanglang La ©
Tanglang La

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Hauz Khas Village. Change things up with a short trip to Ambience Mall in Gurugram (Gurgaon) (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Rajpath, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Ambience Mall
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Walking tours
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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