Goa may be the smallest state in India but it has many tourist attractions. Goa has around 50 beaches, 17 islands, countless waterfalls, and many ancient temples and churches. To explore all these you require lots of time and huge money. But proper planning will reduce your time as well as money making your Goa trip both fun and hassle-free. So here is a travel itinerary for 4 days stay in Goa:
Day 1: South Goa Beaches
As I told you in the introduction Goa has around 50 beaches. To explore all these in 4 days is quite impossible. But you can visit many of these beaches. Schedule one day for south Goa beaches and one day for North Goa Beaches.
Popular beaches of South Goa are:
Palolem beach is one of the most secluded, quiet, and beautiful beaches in Goa. It is situated in Kankon in South Goa District. Nearby attractions include Conco island, Bogamado waterfall and Kuskem waterfall
Butterfly beach is famous for its white sand, translucent water, and the beautiful sunset. It is located at the North of Palolem beach. It is a secluded beach surrounded by dense trees which attracts a variety of butterflies.
Colva beach is one of the most popular and happening beaches of Goa. Colva Beach is 6 Km away from the city of Margao. The beach is crowded throughout the year. It is very famous for its nightlife as this place has many nightclubs.
This beach is less crowded as compared to other beaches and is an ideal place for people who want to enjoy their privacy. It is just 2 kilometers distance from Colva beach.
Day 2: North Goa Beaches
North Goa beaches are more crowded and bit expensive in terms of food, stay and water sports activities. Most popular beaches of North Goa include:
Calangute Beach is the longest and most popular beaches in Goa. This beach is always crowded irrespective of the season. It is 10.6 kilometers from Mapusa and 15 km from Panjim.
Baga is very famous for its spectacular and most happening night party. It is just 2 kilometers distance from Calangute beach.
Anjuna beach is about 6 kilometers distance from Baga beach. The main attraction of Anjuna beach is its flea market.
Miramar Beach also named as “Porta de Gaspar Dias” by the Portuguese is located in Panjim which is capital of Goa. It is easily accessible and is just 5 kilometers from Panjim bus stand.
Day 3: Dudhsagar Waterfall
Goa trip is incomplete without a visit to Dudhsagar waterfalls. It is one of the largest four-tiered waterfalls located on the Mandovi River. It is about 60 kilometers distance from Panjim. The best season to visit this waterfall is a monsoon when it is in its full flow.
Day 4: Site seeing
There are many sites seeing options in Goa. I am giving you the most popular and easily accessible places which you can visit in one day.
Old Goa or Velha Goa is also considered as the historical city of Goa as it has many ancient temples, churches and historical monuments. Some of the most popular tourist attractions include:
- Basilica of Bom Jesus
- Se Cathedral
- Church of St. Cajetan
- Archaeological Museum
- Reis Magos Fort
- Divar Island
- Ruins of St. Augustine
- Wax World Museum
This waterfall is situated in Sanquelim town of North Goa which is 30 kilometers distance from Panjim. The main attraction of this place is Arvalem Caves (popularly known as Pandava caves) which are just a few minute drives from Arvelem waterfall.