8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  22​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Visakhapatnam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, then make a trip to Jew Town, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 90°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, shop like a local with UB City, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally walk around Cubbon Park.

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Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, expect Bengaluru to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
UB City ©
UB City

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chennai online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Chennai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in January since evenings lows in Chennai dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

1
night
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Simhachalam Temple, stroll around Kailasagiri, and then examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Visakhapatnam planner .

Fly from Chennai to Visakhapatnam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kailasagiri ©
Kailasagiri
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Simhachalam Temple ©
Simhachalam Temple

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles and then steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad holiday maker tool .

Fly from Visakhapatnam to Ahmedabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums
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Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles

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