22 days in North India & Western India Itinerary

22 days in North India & Western India Itinerary

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22 days in North India & Western India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  19​h
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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  23​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary planning website .

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi is 10 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be a bit warmer, around 48°F, while days are warmer, around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll set off for Jaipur on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Agra

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy, stop by Ratnavali Arts, and don't miss a visit to Birla Mandir Temple.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur online vacation planner .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and then admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally make a trip to Gangaur Ghat.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur travel route builder .

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Udaipur sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kids will enjoy Imagica Theme Park and Chowpatty Beach. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, stop by Kulture Shop, and steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mumbai vacation builder app .

Fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jodhpur in January, with highs in Mumbai at 88°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Imagica Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baga Beach and Calangute Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball, and explore the galleries of AUGUSTIN Studio & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goa trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in January since evenings lows in Goa dip to 72°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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