8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Pune
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Cubbon Park, shop like a local with UB City, then admire the striking features of Omkareshwarar Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally look for gifts at Varnam Store.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru online journey planner .

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect Bengaluru to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, then kick back and relax at Baga Beach, and then admire the striking features of Se Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, Goa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

1
night
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the striking features of Shinde Chatri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Moreshwar Temple, then see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pune road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Pune takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Shinde Chatri ©
Shinde Chatri

1
night
Shirdi

Shirdi ©
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Sai Teerth Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirdi day trip planning website .

Drive from Pune to Shirdi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Shirdi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mumbai.

Things to do in Shirdi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, cruise along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mumbai travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Shirdi to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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