16 days in India & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in India & Brisbane Itinerary

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16 days in India & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
2
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Ranthambore National Park, India
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Alappuzha, India
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Munnar, India
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then try out the rides at Wheel of Brisbane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane route builder .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
New Delhi, India

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, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), stop by The Shop, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel route site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to New Delhi takes 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then stop by Rajrani Souvenirs.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Agra attractions planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Agra sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
day
Ranthambore National Park, India

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Surwal Lake, then steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Temple, and finally explore the activities along Padam Talab.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ranthambore National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Agra to Ranthambore National Park in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Padam Talab ©
Padam Talab
Ganesh Temple ©
Ganesh Temple
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ranthambore National Park to Mumbai. In September, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Karingachira Church, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally get your game on at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, then don't miss a visit to Chammanadu Devi Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, then don't miss a visit to Sree Vallabha Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paliakkara Church.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Sree Vallabha Temple ©
Sree Vallabha Temple

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night
Munnar, India

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 4th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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