13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + subway + train:  25​h
1
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Patna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 31st (Thu), admire the striking features of Constantia House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mankameshwar Mandir, then admire the striking features of Bara Imambara, then make a trip to Victoria Memorial, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at East End Mall. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at La Martiniere College, browse the different shops at Phoenix United Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandrika Devi Mandir, and finally look for gifts at Ada Chikan.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lucknow online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Lucknow is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lucknow is 10 hours. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Lucknow: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patna.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping Historic Sites
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Phoenix United Mall ©
Phoenix United Mall
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Victoria Memorial ©
Victoria Memorial

3
nights
Patna

Patna
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
Explore Patna's surroundings by going to Ramchaura (in Vaishali) and Hariharnath Temple (in Sonepur). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sher Shah Suri Masjid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Mandir, pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Church, and delve into the distant past at Nalanda University.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patna tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Lucknow to Patna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lucknow in November, Patna is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Varanasi.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vaishali, Hariharnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hanuman Mandir
Hanuman Mandir
Pawapuri ©
Pawapuri
Hariharnath Temple ©
Hariharnath Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, then don't miss a visit to Kabir Chaura Math, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Patna to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

4
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 classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip maker .

Fly from Varanasi to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in New Delhi when traveling from Varanasi in November, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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