8 days in Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Itinerary

8 days in Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Itinerary

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8 days in Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Itinerary

Start: Guwahati
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
1
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Allahabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
End: Guwahati

2
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Husainabad Clock Tower as well as Gomti Riverfront Park. On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Chowk and then admire the striking features of Chhota Imambara. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Husainabad Clock Tower, wander the streets of Hazratganj, admire the landmark architecture of Bara Imambara, then steep yourself in history at Rumi Darwaza, and finally admire the natural beauty at Gomti Riverfront Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lucknow attractions app .

Guwahati to Lucknow is an approximately 6-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dr. Ambedkar Park ©
Dr. Ambedkar Park
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza

2
nights
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yamuna Bridge as well as Anand Bhavan. On the 5th (Sat), take in the views from Yamuna Bridge and then snap pictures at New Yamuna Bridge. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Allahabad Fort, then admire the striking features of Anand Bhavan, then examine the collection at Allahabad Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Allahabad trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lucknow to Allahabad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
Khusro Bagh ©
Khusro Bagh
Anand Bhavan ©
Anand Bhavan

3
nights
Varanasi

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Assi Ghat, Varanasi Remembrances, Harishchandra Ghat, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harishchandra Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, then look for gifts at Varanasi Remembrances, then don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi driving holiday planner.

Drive from Allahabad to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Varanasi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

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