5 days in Varanasi & Lucknow Itinerary

5 days in Varanasi & Lucknow Itinerary

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5 days in Varanasi & Lucknow Itinerary

Start: Varanasi
1
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Varanasi

2
nights
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.
Varanasi is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Manikarnika Ghat, admire the striking features of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), and explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Varanasi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Varanasi. In October, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucknow.

Things to do in Varanasi

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Walking tours
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) ©
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

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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 18th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Hussainabad Picture Gallery, then admire the striking features of Bara Imambara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Janeshwar Mishra Park, and finally meet the residents at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore and take pictures at La Martiniere College, stroll through Dr. Ambedkar Park, then steep yourself in history at Rumi Darwaza, and finally wander the streets of Hazratganj.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lucknow online trip planner .

You can drive from Varanasi to Lucknow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lucknow, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Janeshwar Mishra Park ©
Janeshwar Mishra Park
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara

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