18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5​h
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Seattle

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leh travel route planner .

Seattle, USA to Leh is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Leh is 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, and then take a memorable excursion with Day Trips.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Agra trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, and then get your game on at Snow Planet.

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Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Snow Planet ©
Snow Planet

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in July, you will find days in Udaipur are little chillier (89°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Gateway of India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, cruise along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally get in on the family fun at Red Carpet Wax Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum

2
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, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, take a memorable drive along Hampta, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

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You can fly from Mumbai to Manali in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hampta
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

2
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.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar and then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi driving holiday planning tool .

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 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate

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