13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Change things up with a short trip to Sai Ka Angan Temple in Gurugram (Gurgaon) (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and steep yourself in history at India Gate.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks

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Sai Ka Angan Temple
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Walking tours
Photography Tours

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Mary Basilica and Babulnath Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Nerul Balaji Temple in Navi Mumbai (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gateway of India, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple, get in on the family fun at KidZania Mumbai, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai vacation builder website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Mumbai, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours

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Nerul Balaji Temple
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vembanad Lake and Vallarpadam Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar), Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and Kalady (Adi Shancharachaya Temple & Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kalady, Marari Beach, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Vembanad Lake, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, and finally delve into the distant past at Raya Gopura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Luz Anjaneyar Temple, take a stroll through Mylapore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, then make a trip to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, and finally get lost in a book at The Anna Centenary Library.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chennai online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Chennai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
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Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

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