12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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day
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Anna Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally wander the streets of Fort St. George.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai (Madras) online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chennai (Madras). In April, daily temperatures in Chennai (Madras) can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Fort St. George ©
Fort St. George

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Family-friendly places like Agonda Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, kick back and relax at Arambol Beach, and hunt for treasures at Margao Market.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai (Madras) to Goa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Chennai (Madras), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip planning app .

Fly from Goa to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Goa, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Jodhpur, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

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: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our New Delhi road trip planner .

You can fly from Jodhpur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. James' Church
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, admire the striking features of Fateh Prakash Palace, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Udaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

3
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Elefriend make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, make a trip to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple, and stop by K.L. Jewellers.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaipur online road trip planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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