18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
End: Rishikesh

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Qutub Minar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi holiday tool .

New York City, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Delhi is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in New Delhi reach 77°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

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

3
nights
Jaipur

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mina Masjid, don't miss a visit to Diwan E Aam, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then stroll around Mehtab Bagh, and finally stop by Rajrani Souvenirs.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agra journey tool .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Agra sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

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

3
nights
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.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip builder website .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and head outdoors with Marine Drive.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mumbai day trip planning website .

Fly from Varanasi to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Varanasi in March since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh travel planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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