7 days in Varanasi & Lucknow Itinerary

7 days in Varanasi & Lucknow Itinerary

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7 days in Varanasi & Lucknow Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  2​h
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Lucknow
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
days
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Varanasi is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, make a trip to Manikarnika Ghat, and admire the landmark architecture of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucknow.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Tours
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Sarnath
Walking tours
Ganges River

3
days
Lucknow

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Lucknow is known for historic sites, parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Bara Imambara, wander the streets of Hazratganj, meet the residents at Lucknow Zoo, and admire all the interesting features of La Martiniere College.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lucknow vacation builder.

You can drive from Varanasi to Lucknow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Dr. Ambedkar Park
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj

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