5 days in Varanasi, Agra & Lucknow Itinerary

5 days in Varanasi, Agra & Lucknow Itinerary

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5 days in Varanasi, Agra & Lucknow Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Lucknow
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Gaya

1
night
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi online road trip planner .

Gaya to Varanasi is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

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Ganges River
Ganges River
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then walk around Mehtab Bagh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, stop by Rajrani Souvenirs, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Agra driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in December, Agra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucknow.

Things to do in Agra

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
night
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Hazratganj and then pause for some photo ops at Bara Imambara.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucknow trip app .

Drive from Agra to Lucknow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lucknow are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara

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