9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Chicago


3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip planning website .

Chicago, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in New Delhi reach 85°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agra travel route planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Agra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
On the 17th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and then steep yourself in history at Amber Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, then don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally pause for some photo ops at Amar Jawan Jyoti.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jaipur road trip tool .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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