31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India sightseeing planner

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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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Goa
— 5 nights
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Mumbai
— 1 night
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Udaipur
— 3 nights
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Leh
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Varanasi

— 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Mehta Art Gallery, and finally browse for treasures at Ashul Sharma. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Varanasi tour builder.

Sydney, Australia to Varanasi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Varanasi hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Goa

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll get in some beach time at Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. For shopping fun, head to Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery or Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Vagator Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Krishna Ayurveda Massage Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Damodar Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Goa route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Mumbai

— 1 night

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 9th (Sat), cruise along Marine Drive, then stop by Bungalow Eight, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Zaveri Bazaar.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mumbai trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Goa to Mumbai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Goa in October, you will find days in Mumbai are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Udaipur

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
For shopping fun, head to Udaipur Art Villa or Art World. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Indigo Art School, explore the galleries of Locky Art School & Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery One, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Under the Sun Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Udaipur trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mumbai in October since evenings lows in Udaipur dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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Jodhpur

— 2 nights

Sun City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Umaid Heritage Art School, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kotsa - Travellers Gallery. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Salawas Durry Udhyog, then browse the exhibits of Yakub Pottery Udhyog Art, and then browse the exhibits of Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur vacation maker.

Getting from Udaipur to Jodhpur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Jaisalmer

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sonee Art Gallery and Chandrakanta Art's. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort and look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Jaipur

— 5 nights

Pink City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amber Palace and Jaigarh Fort. Get some cultural insight at Nature & Wildlife Tours and City Palace of Jaipur. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the world behind art at Mukesh Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Diwan-e-Aam Hall of Public Audience.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Taj Mahal, then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

New Delhi

— 3 nights
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.
Humayun's Tomb and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Red Fort and Lotus Temple for their historical value. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, stop by People Tree, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Leh

— 3 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get some historical perspective at Hemis Monastery and Thiksey Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alchi Monastery and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh journey planning site.

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.