2 nights 3 days in South Goa
Make your 2 nights 3 days in South Goa a vacation to remember. This South Goa itinerary for 3 days will help you plan your stay in Goa better.
If you plan to explore North of Goa, then we have North Goa itinerary for 2 nights 3 days in Goa as well for you.
South Goa has several beautiful beaches, forts, museums and wildlife sanctuaries. It is the quieter, more peaceful side of Goa as compared to North Goa. Wondering what to do in South Goa? This will help you plan your stay.
Remember, the list is totally customisable and you can change it as you please. This is only to give you a better idea of things to do in South Goa.
Day 1 on your 3 day itinerary of South Goa
Since you are probably tired from your journey, take time to settle in your hotel, freshen up and grab some tasty breakfast. Then set out for a day of sightseeing.
Did you know?South Goa is home to Asia’s only Naval Aviation museum
Here’s a list of places to visit in South Goa
Museums in South Goa
- Naval Aviation Museum – Experience live sized aircrafts and learn the history of the same
- Goa Chitra Museum – A walk into the cultural and historical past of Goa. View artefacts, agricultural tools, musical instruments, pottery etc
- Bigfoot Museum – an outdoor museum that portrays Goan life and culture. Has a handicraft centre as well as a bird habitat
Wildlife Sanctuaries in South Goa
- Mollem National Park– Paradise for bird watchers with over a hundred species of bird. Exciting safaris to view the numerous wildlife species
- Cotigao Wildlife sanctuary – Hiking Trails, Exotic plants, nature interpretation centre, numerous wildlife. Also has a Towering observation deck that looks over a water body where many animals come to take a drink.
- Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary – Wildlife, waterfalls, short trek through the sanctuary, exciting and rare plant species
Forts in South Goa
- Cabo de Rama – considered to be one of the oldest forts in Goa. Overlooks a stunning view of the surrounding ocean
- Mormugao Fort – Built as a protection for the Mormugao port which was the busiest port in all of India during that time
If sightseeing doesn’t make you happy then try out some of the adventure activities. A trip to Grande island is one of the most exciting day trips. Here you can go scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming and lots more. A trip to Grande island requires a full day and can get quite tiring.
If you are an adventure buff, click here to read some of the most exciting adventure activities to do in Goa.
Day 2 – Beaches in South Goa
The beach! Surely the beaches in South Goa must be on your South Goa itinerary. As compared to the North, the beaches here are not as crowded and more peaceful. Clean stretches of calm shores are what it is all about. Although the South Goa beaches are less crowded, they still have a variety of water sports to try out. Choose from banana boat rides, jet ski, parasailing, water skiing, water scooters and lots more.
Here is a list of 15 South Goa beaches you could visit:
• Palolem Beach
• Agonda Beach
• Colva Beach
• Benaulim Beach
• Betalbatim Beach
• Bogmalo beach
• Cavelossim beach
• Varca beach
• Majorda beach
• Mobor beach
• Patnem beach
• Galibag beach
• Uttorda beach
• Cola beach
• Arrosim Beach
Did you know?
Agonda Beach was named ‘Best Beach in Asia by the Traveller Choice Awards’ in 2018
You can end your second day in Goa by experiencing a unique silent party in Goa. This takes place at the Silent Noise club in Palolem and is famous for its chilled vibes and unique concept. Leopard Valley is another famous nightclub in South Goa if you are looking to party hard. You could also try out the full moon parties at Colva beach or the quieter pubs around town.
Day 3 on your Goa tour
Remember, you can customize your 2 nights 3 day South Goa tour itinerary as per your preference. Switch, swap or mix it up to what suits you best.
Now that you have experienced the culture, the famous beaches and parties, how about something adventurous. Hot air ballooning is a beautiful experience. The duration of the trip is one hour and gives you a bird’s eye view of Goa from the sky! Now doesn’t that sound amazing. It is conducted in the wee hours of the early morning starting at 6:30 am.
You can follow that up with a day of shopping before you end your short Goa trip. Margao city is known as the shopping town of the South. If you are looking for things to take back home with you, here is where you will find them. Some of the most common souvenirs that people take back home from Goa is the delicious Goan sweet Bebinca. Feni, cashew nuts, Dodol, Goan Chorizo (Pork sausages) and lots more.
Travelling within Goa
Getting around in Goa is difficult if you don’t have a vehicle at your disposal. The public transport if inefficient and renting a taxi or rickshaw will cost you more than the holiday itself. Also, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it is safer to travel with your own vehicle or rent a self drive car. This way you get to keep the car with you for the entire time you have booked it for. Hence, you do not have to depend on divers or worry about who has been in the car before the car picks you.
To book a self drive car in Goa for your 3 day Goa vacation
Some FAQ related to South Goa
What is the best time to visit Goa?
When the sun is shining bright and the weather is pleasant! That is between October to March. The beachside activities and shacks close down during the monsoons.How to get around in Goa?
Public busses, rickshaws, taxis services, car rentals, bike rentals and self drive car rentalsWhich is better North Goa or South Goa?
This depends on your preference. For a quieter more peaceful holiday by the beach choose South Goa. If you prefer the busy nightlife, water sports and not afraid of a little crowd then North Goa is for you. Goa is small, hence you can drive from one to another within 2 hours.Are 3 days enough to explore South Goa?
Since Goa is a small state, 3 days are more than enough to experience the beauty of South Goa. Plan your South Goa itinerary for 3 days well ahead of your trip. This will help you to spend your time more effectively on your short visit to Goa.