28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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28 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Jodhpur
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Marine Drive and then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary maker site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Mumbai is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in October; daily highs in Mumbai reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thekkady trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

1
day
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 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Jodhpur in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

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
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 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Udaipur day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

4
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: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look for gifts at Silverfish Jewels & Art, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi tour website .

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leh tour website .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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