5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Chennai
— 1 night
End: Chennai

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. On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip tool .

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in December: highs in New Delhi hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keoladeo National Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Keoladeo National Park, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amber Palace. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, revel in the low prices at Heritage Textiles, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Chennai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, you will find days in Chennai are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). You'll set off for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

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