I stayed in Goa for 2 years for my master’s degree and have been able to explore most of the places to visit in Goa. Based on my experiences and explorations, I have crafted this Goa itinerary. This itinerary would help you to plan your Goa trip well. I have covered the best places to visit in Goa along with some recommendations for stay, restaurants and nightlife. So, when you plan your next trip, keep this Goa itinerary handy!
There are many entry points in Goa. The two railway stations are located in Thivim & Madgao. If you are reaching Goa by bus, you can drop at Mapusa, Panaji as well as Madgao. This itinerary of 4 days/3 nights covers both, North Goa & South Goa. This itinerary will help you cover the best places to visit in Goa.
I have suggested 1 night stay in South Goa and 2 night stay in North Goa. Your stay in South Goa will help you cover pristine, white sand beaches and North Goa stay will let you witness some of the famous landmarks in Goa.
Here’s your 4-day itinerary for Goa.
Candolim – Old Goa – Panajim – Dona Paula – Panjim – Candolim
For the first two nights, consider accommodation in Candolim, Goa. It will help you cover some of the North Goa attractions. I have stayed at Maggie’s Resort & Shalom Resort in past. I would recommend both of them. Both are budget hotels with swimming pools. However, Shalom resort has a much smaller pool than Maggie’s Resort.
Once you have checked in your hotel, freshen up and proceed for breakfast.I would recommend Chocolatti in Candolim. Here, you can order English breakfast along with fresh juice or a cup of coffee. The ambiance is really nice and you will have a pleasant time. However, do check if it’s open when you are planning to visit as it keeps shut during off season.