22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Los Angeles

4
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, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to New Delhi, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Ratnavali Arts. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, then admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then walk around Mehtab Bagh. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

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
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 28th (Sat): browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts, appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mandore Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jodhpur road trip planning app .

You can drive from Agra to Jodhpur in 8.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Agra in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jodhpur, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, contemplate the long history of Khotachiwadi, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, and finally make a trip to Fanaswadi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, cruise along Marine Drive, then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Mumbai: highs are around 90°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

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

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder .

Fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady visit planning site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari, take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, then look for gifts at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Udaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

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