17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
6
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reis Magos Fort and Betalbatim Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Majorda Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahalasa Narayani Prasanna, and hike along Arambol Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goa journey planner .

London, UK to Goa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Goa due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Goa at 31°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple

1
night
Udaipur

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then look for gifts at S. Naaz Art Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Gangaur Ghat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Udaipur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Goa, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Udaipur, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Spas & Wellness
Walking tours

3
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jai Shankar Handicrafts and Desert Culture Centre & Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, don't miss a visit to Tilon Ki Pol, admire the landmark architecture of Tazia Tower, and view the masterpieces at Sonee Art Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Jaisalmer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli ©
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts
Mandir Palace ©
Mandir Palace

3
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to EleSafari and Amer Jeep Safari. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, admire the striking features of Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, and appreciate the history behind Swargasuli Tower.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Jaipur day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Jaipur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

2
nights
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then make a trip to Lotus Throne.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Agra sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tomb of Akbar the Great, Lotus Throne
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Photography Tours
Lotus Throne ©
Lotus Throne
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Matho Gompa. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, and admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Leh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Wildlife Nature Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Matho Gompa ©
Matho Gompa

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