9 days in New Delhi, Varanasi & Mumbai Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi, Varanasi & Mumbai Itinerary

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9 days in New Delhi, Varanasi & Mumbai Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
For shopping fun, head to Gourmet Desire or Ambience Mall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Great India Place and Room Escape Games. Explore New Delhi's surroundings by going to Sai Ka Angan Temple (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)) and DLF Mall Of India (in Noida). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In September, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Tours Classes

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Noida
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
DLF Mall Of India ©
DLF Mall Of India
Ambience Mall ©
Ambience Mall

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Ganges River, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, then look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, and finally make a trip to Assi Ghat.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Varanasi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Nature Parks
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Spas & Wellness
The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina
Ganges River
Ganges River

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kanheri Caves and Kharghar Hills. Take a break from the city and head to Juhu Beach and Marine Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Mumbai side-trips: Nerul Balaji Temple (in Navi Mumbai) and Upvan Lake (in Thane). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at KidZania Mumbai. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, make a trip to Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School, and take an in-depth tour of Red Carpet Wax Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mumbai tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Varanasi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mumbai, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Navi Mumbai, Upvan Lake
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KidZania Mumbai ©
KidZania Mumbai
Kharghar Hills ©
Kharghar Hills
Juhu Beach ©
Juhu Beach

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