21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
8
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  20​h
End: New York City

3
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.
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, steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi visit website .

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 moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get much warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 77°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, and stop by Rajrani Souvenirs.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agra trip maker site .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 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 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, get some fabulous bargains at Pachouli, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jaipur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, stop by Gothwal Art, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur online route planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
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 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

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

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, head outdoors with Marine Drive, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip planner .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jodhpur in February, with highs in Mumbai at 89°F and lows at 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

Plan a Chennai trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February in Chennai, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, and meet the residents at Goa's Ark.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chennai to Goa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. While traveling from Chennai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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