18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  24​h
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Udaipur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h 45​min
7
Surat
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
9
Goa
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planning site .

Atlanta, USA to Mumbai is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Mumbai is 10 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Atlanta in March: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 92°F and lows are around 70°F. You'll set off for New Delhi on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner.

Getting from Mumbai to New Delhi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, New Delhi is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 85°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Mehtab Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and finally make a trip to Tomb Of John Russell Colvin.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online journey planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

2
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: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Jaipur sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jodhpur trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 61°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Surat.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

1
night
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dumas Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at VR Surat.

Before you visit Surat, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight and train from Udaipur to Surat in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
VR Surat ©
VR Surat
Dumas Beach ©
Dumas Beach

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subramanya Swamy Temple and then get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir and then don't miss a visit to Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hyderabad visit planner .

Getting from Surat to Hyderabad by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Secunderabad
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple ©

2
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 28th (Sat): tour or see a game at Milsim Goa Paintball, then see the interesting displays at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goa driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hyderabad to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Hyderabad in March, you will find days in Goa are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are a bit warmer (81°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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