7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
1
Goa
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Fort Aguada, then look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe, then contemplate the long history of Mahalaxmi Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Damodar Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Goa trip builder website .

Kochi (Cochin) to Goa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In September in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Literati Bookshop & Cafe ©
Literati Bookshop & Cafe
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, stop by Kumortuli, get a taste of the local shopping with New Market, then take a stroll through Park Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalighat Kali Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) route site .

Getting from Goa to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in September, you will find days in Kolkata (Calcutta) are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Park Street ©
Park Street
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Kalighat Kali Temple ©
Kalighat Kali Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of India Gate, stroll through Humayun's Tomb, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Gourmet Desire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in New Delhi

Classes Tours Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 14th (Sat), snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally stop by Bungalow Eight.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach

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