30 days in North India Itinerary

30 days in North India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Manali
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Agra
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Lucknow

4
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leh route planner.

Lucknow to Leh is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery
Monastery Circuit ©
Monastery Circuit

3
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Explore Srinagar's surroundings by going to Gulmarg (Apharwat Peak & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Srinagar trip website.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Gulmarg
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Serai Amanat Khan.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Amritsar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Srinagar in May, expect nights in Amritsar to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are warmer, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 12th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ma Anandamayee Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip site.

You can fly from Amritsar to Rishikesh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Friendship Peak.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip builder website.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, and make a trip to Red Fort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New Delhi using our trip planner.

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Agra road trip app.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Agra sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

3
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Sarnath.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Varanasi online trip builder.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Varanasi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery

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