22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Thrissur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Goa
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Chennai
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh


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2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodalmanikyam Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Thrissur itinerary builder website .

Pittsburgh, USA to Thrissur is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in December, with highs in Thrissur at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Shatrughna Temple ©
Shatrughna Temple

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Francis of Assissi and Palacio do Deao. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arossim Beach and Church of Holy Spirit.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Goa journey planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thrissur to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Thrissur in December: highs in Goa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach
Church of St. Francis of Assissi ©
Church of St. Francis of Assissi
Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, Kanathur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarupadai Veedu Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranganatha Temple. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Chennai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Aarupadai Veedu Temple ©
Aarupadai Veedu Temple
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Ranganatha Temple ©
Ranganatha Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Elephanta Caves has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): Head underground at Elephanta Caves, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Babulnath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kanheri Caves.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mumbai, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

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 7th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: high temperatures in Udaipur hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. You will leave for Jaipur on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

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 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, steep yourself in history at Phool Mahal, then steep yourself in history at Loha Pol, and finally admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranthambore Jungle Safari as well as Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind. You'll explore and learn at City Palace of Jaipur and Nahargarh Fort. Popular historic sites such as Amber Palace and Moti Dungari Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at EleSafari.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Jodhpur to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Jaipur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ranthambore Jungle Safari
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort and then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and then contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online tour planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for slightly colder days in Agra, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

1
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.
You've now added Red Fort (Lal Quila) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, and then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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