12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  12​h
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Goa
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + subway + train:  7​h
3
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Amritsar
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
End: London

1
night
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and then snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mumbai travel route builder .

London, UK to Mumbai is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Mumbai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Goa itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for little chillier days in Goa, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir's Hauz, and finally make a trip to Taj Mahal. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally steep yourself in history at Shah Burj.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agra trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Goa to Agra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Goa in December: highs in Agra hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
New Delhi

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Central Sikh Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. On your second day here, stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti, then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amritsar itinerary planning website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in January; daily highs in Amritsar reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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