17 days in India & Zurich Itinerary

17 days in India & Zurich Itinerary

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17 days in India & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
5
Goa, India
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Of India, and stroll through Akshardham.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Zurich to New Delhi in 10.5 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Zurich to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

3
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and make a trip to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai trip builder tool .

Getting from Jaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Food Tours

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Goa, India

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 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: practice your aim at Milsim Goa Paintball, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Goa road trip website .

Getting from Mumbai to Goa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Andhakaranazhi Beach (in Alappuzha) and Kauthuka Park (in Thrissur). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and go for a walk through Queen's Walkway.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauthuka Park, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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