22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Paramaribo
Drive + Fly:  32​h
1
Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h
3
Goa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Madurai
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Visakhapatnam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Bodh Gaya
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
13
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
14
Jodhpur
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
16
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  31​h
End: Paramaribo

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day
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Sancha Tea Boutique, don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, then get engrossed in the history at Bombay Natural History Society, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally hunt for treasures at Crawford Market.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip planner.

Paramaribo, Suriname to Mumbai is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Suriname Time to India Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Paramaribo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mumbai, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bombay Natural History Society ©
Bombay Natural History Society
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Sancha Tea Boutique ©
Sancha Tea Boutique

1
night
Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, then Head underground at Ellora Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally stop by Himroo Fabrics.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aurangabad trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Aurangabad when traveling from Mumbai in January, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort

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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at AUGUSTIN Studio & Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Reis Magos Fort, then look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers, and then delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goa online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aurangabad to Goa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Aurangabad in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, then browse the different shops at Phoenix Marketcity, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru driving holiday app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in January, Bengaluru is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Marketcity ©
Phoenix Marketcity
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Orion Mall ©
Orion Mall

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) holiday planning site .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
The Hobby Place ©
The Hobby Place

1
day
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madurai by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. In January, Madurai is a bit warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, and finally appreciate the history behind Buddha Statue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hyderabad route app .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Hyderabad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyderabad, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Laad Bazaar ©
Laad Bazaar

1
night
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rama Krishna Beach, then Head underground at Borra Caves, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Lakshmi Narsimhaswamyvari Devastham.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Visakhapatnam online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rama Krishna Beach ©
Rama Krishna Beach
Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves

1
day
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metta Buddharam Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Busshin-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Bhutan Monastery, and finally make a trip to Bodhi Tree.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Visakhapatnam to Bodh Gaya in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Bodh Gaya are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Busshin-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Royal Bhutan Monastery ©
Royal Bhutan Monastery
Thai Monastery ©
Thai Monastery

1
night
Varanasi

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.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Varanasi online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Bodh Gaya to Varanasi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Varanasi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort and then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Agra tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Agra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Govind Dev Ji Temple. For shopping fun, head to Jitesh Arts or Royal Spices And Tea. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Agra in January, expect nights in Jaipur to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple

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night
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, view the masterpieces at Sonee Art Gallery, and then look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts
Sonee Art Gallery ©
Sonee Art Gallery

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip site .

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by India House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then make a trip to Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amritsar driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Amritsar in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, Amritsar is little chillier than Jodhpur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal ©
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Amritsar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Delhi when traveling from Amritsar in January, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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