28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  28 h
1
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Bhuj
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Goa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Hampi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
9
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
10
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Visit Tanot Mata Temple and Jain Temples for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jaisalmer War Museum and Desert Culture Centre & Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Dussehra Chowk, step into the grandiose world of Mandir Palace, and look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer day trip app.

Chicago, USA to Jaisalmer is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Mandir Palace ©
Mandir Palace
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

2
nights
Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at White Desert Of Kutch, take an in-depth tour of Sharad Baug Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matanamadh.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bhuj visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Bhuj takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
Matanamadh ©
Matanamadh
Sharad Baug Palace ©
Sharad Baug Palace

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mandrem Beach and St Rita's Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Ashvek Vintage World and Old Goa. There's much more to do: stop by Shamrock Jewellers, stroll through Vagator Beach, Head underground at Pandava Caves, and kick back and relax at Arambol Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa route builder.

Fly from Bhuj to Goa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Bhuj in February, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Goa: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
St Rita's Church ©
St Rita's Church
Ashvek Vintage World ©
Ashvek Vintage World

2
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, stroll through Kapu Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Mary's Island, see the interesting displays at Dr. TMA Pai Planetarium, and then take some stellar pictures from End Point.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Udupi trip maker.

You can drive from Goa to Udupi in 6 hours. Traveling from Goa in February, expect nights in Udupi to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Manipal, St. Mary's Island
Highlights from your plan
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island

2
nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangaladevi Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, and then stroll through Tannirbhavi Beach.

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Getting from Udupi to Mangalore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in March, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, thensteep yourself in history at Bheema's Gate, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, and finally make a trip to Shivlinga. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Octagonal Bath, thencontemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hampi itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Mangalore to Hampi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple

2
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapila Theertham , and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tirupati trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Hampi to Tirupati in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Raya Gopura, thensee the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Srinithi Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, thenbrowse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple. Keep things going the next day: pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Darjeeling takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in March, things will get a bit cooler in Darjeeling: highs are around 86°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shanti Stupa and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. Step off the beaten path and head to Likir Gompa and Khardung La. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh online trip planner.

You can fly from Darjeeling to Leh in 15.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La, Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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