5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Goa
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
New Delhi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip planner .

Chennai to Goa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to New Delhi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in May, you will find days in New Delhi are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agra online journey planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Agra sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Gems Paradise.

Before you visit Jaipur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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