16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip maker app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to New Delhi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to New Delhi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, things will get much warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
night
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For maps and tourist information, use the Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

few
hours
New Delhi

New Delhi
To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online route planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Bengaluru on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Shopping Transportation

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 10th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, then stroll around Cubbon Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Bengaluru at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Shopping
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Go for a jaunt from Chennai to Mahabalipuram to see The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Chennai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in September: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society
Walking tours

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Stepped Tank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, then see human ingenuity at work at Tungabhadra Dam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hampi visit planner.

Getting from Chennai to Hampi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in September: highs in Hampi hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tungabhadra Dam
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Damodar Temple and then stroll through Palolem Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goa trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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