20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Thanjavur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Chikmagalur
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Goa
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
9
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Fukuoka

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tiger Cave as well as Krishna Mandapam. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple.

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

Tokyo, Japan to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in September, with highs in Mahabalipuram at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

3
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sangeetha Mahal as well as Brihadeeshwara Temple. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple and then catch a live performance at Sangeetha Mahal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thanjavur vacation maker tool .

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Thanjavur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off toChikmagalur.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Sangeetha Mahal ©
Sangeetha Mahal

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 13th (Fri), stop by Artful Home, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mundhi Vinayagur Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Koniamman Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore trip planning tool .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Coimbatore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Thanjavur in September, plan for slightly colder days in Coimbatore, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ramar Temple ©
Ramar Temple
Spas
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple ©
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sree Subramanya Swami Temple and St. Mary's Forane Church. Get out of town with these interesting Alappuzha side-trips: Varkala (Asparagus & Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach) and Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, and kick back and relax at Andhakaranazhi Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planning site .

Getting from Coimbatore to Alappuzha by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Parumala Church, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

1
day
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Jamalabad Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deviramma Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodandaramaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple, then explore the ancient world of Amrutesvara Temple, and finally take a stroll through Belavadi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Chikmagalur in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sharada Temple ©
Sharada Temple
Jamalabad Fort ©
Jamalabad Fort
Kodandaramaswami Temple ©
Kodandaramaswami Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿರಾಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ Pattabhirama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodanda Rama Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hampi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Hampi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, then identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobor Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Goa travel route builder website .

You can drive from Hampi to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Mumbai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

ISKCON
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON ©
ISKCON

3
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Sonee Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The Thar Heritage Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tilon Ki Pol, then see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Baba Ramdev Temple. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Mandir Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaisalmer vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Jaisalmer in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shree Baba Ramdev Temple ©
Shree Baba Ramdev Temple
The Thar Heritage Museum ©
The Thar Heritage Museum
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli ©
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Gaitor Tumbas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple, stop by Gems Paradise, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shila Devi Temple, and finally take a stroll through Rusirani Village.

Find out how to plan Jaipur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Akshardham Temple ©
Akshardham Temple
Shila Devi Temple ©
Shila Devi Temple

1
night
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally contemplate the long history of Maryamuzzamani Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Maryamuzzamani Palace
Highlights from your plan
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal
Spas

Similar Plans

23 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in India BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Siem Reap & India BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA April, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in India & Fiji BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in India BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans