23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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23 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
2
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Bhuj
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Goa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hampi
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Havelock Island

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Radhanagar Beach and then get outside with Captain Hook’s.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Havelock Island trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Havelock Island is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, Havelock Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach

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.
Head to Sonee Art Gallery and Chandrakanta Art'sfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Jaisalmer War Museum and Jain Temples. And it doesn't end there: stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts, contemplate the long history of Dussehra Chowk, appreciate the history behind Longewala War Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantinath Temple.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Jaisalmer. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Tanot Mata Temple ©
Tanot Mata Temple

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mandore Bheruji, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Vastra Vinod, look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), browse the exhibits of Umaid Heritage Art School, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surya Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambaji Temple.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Osian
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Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©
Zipline
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School ©

1
night
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 6th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at White Desert and then browse the exhibits of Hiralakshmi Memorial Craft Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the history at Bhujia Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Gorakhnath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aath Koti Nani Paksh Jain Sthanak, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Kakkadbhit Yaksha.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bhuj planning app .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Bhuj in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jodhpur in January, with highs in Bhuj at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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White Desert ©
White Desert
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
Hiralakshmi Memorial Craft Park ©
Hiralakshmi Memorial Craft Park

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapora Fort and Shanta Durga Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arambol Beach and Sheek Emporium. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dudhsagar Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Goa holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bhuj to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bhuj in January, Goa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, then admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hampi online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In January, daytime highs in Hampi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Ekling Ji Temple and ShreenathJi Temple will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Art Haveli and Fine Art School (Painting House). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Little Armani, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One, and explore the galleries of Shree Nath Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Hampi to Udaipur in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Hampi in January, plan for little chillier days in Udaipur, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Art Haveli, Fine Art School (Painting House)
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Little Armani ©
Little Armani
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
ShreenathJi Temple ©
ShreenathJi 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.
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Shanti Stupa will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Markha Valley. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery and stop by Pashmina House.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leh day trip planner.

Fly from Udaipur to Leh in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib ©
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

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