22 days in India & Dubai Itinerary

22 days in India & Dubai Itinerary

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22 days in India & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amritsar, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Khajjiar, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dharamsala, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Manali, India
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kullu, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Chandigarh, India
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
8
Shimla, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Rajaji National Park, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Haridwar, India
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
11
Rishikesh, India
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Dehradun, India
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
13
Mussoorie, India
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
14
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
17
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi, India

1
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Amritsar, India

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.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amritsar trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amritsar is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Amritsar is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in May, Amritsar is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Spas

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nights
Dalhousie, India

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie sightseeing planner .

Drive from Amritsar to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

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Khajjiar, India

Khajjiar ©
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bansi Gopal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chattradi Temple, stroll around Chamba Central Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vajreshwari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hari Rai Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sui Mata Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple, and then examine the collection at Bhuri Singh Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Khajjiar online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Dalhousie to Khajjiar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chamba
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Sui Mata Temple ©
Sui Mata Temple
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Hari Rai Temple ©
Hari Rai Temple

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nights
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, and finally look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala vacation planner .

You can drive from Khajjiar to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Kushi Boutique ©
Kushi Boutique

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Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Temple.

Make your Manali itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Dharamsala to Manali by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Ram Temple
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Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple
Ram Temple ©
Ram Temple
Gayatri Temple ©
Gayatri Temple

1
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Kullu, India

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanogi Mata Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kullu sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple

1
night
Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 8th (Sat), browse the different shops at Sector 17 Market, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip website .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Chandigarh takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum Maison Jeanneret ©
Museum Maison Jeanneret
Urban Theka ©
Urban Theka
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Shimla, India

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla route maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rajaji National Park.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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Rajaji National Park, India

Rajaji National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rajaji Retreat.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rajaji National Park online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Shimla to Rajaji National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rajaji National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Rajaji Retreat ©
Rajaji Retreat

1
night
Haridwar, India

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bharat Mata Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saptarshi Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pawan Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Haridwar trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rajaji National Park to Haridwar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bharat Mata Mandir
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Pawan Dham ©
Pawan Dham
Saptarshi Ashram ©
Saptarshi Ashram
Bharat Mata Mandir ©
Bharat Mata Mandir

1
night
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bharat Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, then browse the different shops at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Swarg Ashram.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

Rishikesh is very close to Haridwar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Bharat Mandir ©
Bharat Mandir

1
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Dehradun, India

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Forest Research Institute Museum, examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir.

Before you visit Dehradun, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Dehradun in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums Historic Sites
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Forest Research Institute Museum ©
Forest Research Institute Museum
Subir Raha Oil Museum ©
Subir Raha Oil Museum

1
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Mussoorie, India

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then look for gifts at Himalayan Weavers, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie trip planner .

You can drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre

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New Delhi, India

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 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, then don't miss a visit to Rajpath, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mussoorie to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in New Delhi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) ©

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Agra, India

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, stop by Marble Handicrafts Agra, steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace, then don't miss a visit to Akbar's Tomb, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra online travel route builder .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Akbar's Tomb, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Maryamuzzamani Palace
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Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Akbar's Tomb ©
Akbar's Tomb

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at The Great India Place.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great India Place
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach and then browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Dubai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Dubai is minus 1 hour. In June in Dubai, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Alserkal Cultural Foundation ©
Alserkal Cultural Foundation
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve ©
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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