8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Agra is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to India Standard Time is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder days in Agra, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

2
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nahargarh Fort, then look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Agra in January, you will find days in Jaipur are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Udaipur are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur attractions planner .

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

2
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You've now added Adventure Travel Agency Camel Safari - Day Tours to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Adventure Travel Agency Camel Safari - Day Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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