17 days in Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

17 days in Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

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17 days in Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Lucknow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kanpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Allahabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Mathura
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Ayodhya
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 27th (Fri), make a trip to Chowk, contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, then appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, and finally stop by Sugandhco. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Residency, then wander the streets of Hazratganj, then stroll around Dr. Ambedkar Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lucknow trip itinerary planning app .

Jaipur to Lucknow is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lucknow: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanpur.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

2
nights
Kanpur

Kanpur ©
Kanpur is the 12th most populous city in India and the second largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow. You've now added Jain Glass Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Glass Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Kanpur, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Allen Forest Zoo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of J K Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Moti Jheel, look for gifts at Z Square Mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kanpur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucknow to Kanpur takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kanpur when traveling from Lucknow in December, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Kanpur

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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ISKCON Temple Kanpur ©
ISKCON Temple Kanpur
Z Square Mall ©
Z Square Mall
J K Temple ©
J K Temple

2
nights
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Allahabad Fort, contemplate the long history of Anand Bhavan, then take in the views from New Yamuna Bridge, and finally make a trip to Triveni Sangam Allahabad. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Gaya Prasad Gokul Prasad Woollen Department, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Mandir, and finally admire the natural beauty at Company Gardens Allahabad.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Allahabad holiday planner .

You can drive from Kanpur to Allahabad in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Anand Bhavan ©
Anand Bhavan
Triveni Sangam Allahabad ©
Triveni Sangam Allahabad
Hanuman Mandir ©
Hanuman Mandir

1
night
Varanasi

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.
You've now added Statue of Standing Buddha to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Sarnath, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Standing Buddha.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Allahabad to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. In January in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Statue of Standing Buddha ©
Statue of Standing Buddha

3
nights
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You've now added Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity to your itinerary. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal and make a trip to Diwan E Aam.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Agra visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Agra sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mathura.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal
Diwan E Aam ©
Diwan E Aam

4
nights
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Govardhan Hill as well as Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Mathura side-trips: Vrindavan (Banke Bihari Temple & Seva Kunj) and Deeg Palace (in Deeg). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, get to know the resident critters at Elephant Conservation & Care Center, and don't miss a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mathura trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to Mathura takes 1.5 hours. January in Mathura sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Deeg Palace
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

1
night
Ayodhya

Ayodhya ©
Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanak Bhavan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Hanuman Garhi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanumangarhi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramjanamabhoomi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guptar Ghat.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ayodhya online trip maker .

You can drive from Mathura to Ayodhya in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ayodhya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Faizabad
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The Hanuman Garhi ©
The Hanuman Garhi
Kanak Bhavan Temple ©
Kanak Bhavan Temple
Guptar Ghat ©
Guptar Ghat

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