18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hampi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Chennai
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Pittsburgh


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1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ivor Madom Temple.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Thrissur planner .

Pittsburgh, USA to Thrissur is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in December, with highs in Thrissur at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites
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Shatrughna Temple ©
Shatrughna Temple
Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple ©
Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple

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.
On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Arossim Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Goa travel route planner .

Getting from Thrissur to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Thrissur in December, you will find days in Goa are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Group of Monuments at Hampi and Achyutaraya Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vitthala Temple and Lakshmi Narasimha Temple. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla, and take in the exciting artwork at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hampi trip tool .

Drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Parthasarathy Temple and Ranganatha Temple will appeal to history buffs. Aarupadai Veedu Temple and Jagannath Temple, Kanathur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chennai trip builder app .

Getting from Hampi to Chennai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Hampi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chennai: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Aarupadai Veedu Temple ©
Aarupadai Veedu Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple
Ranganatha Temple ©
Ranganatha Temple

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Elephanta Caves has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Mumbai online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chennai to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chennai in January since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple
Elephanta Caves ©
Elephanta Caves

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, steep yourself in history at Phool Mahal, and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Jodhpur reach 29°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Phool Mahal ©
Phool Mahal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranthambore Jungle Safari as well as Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind. You'll explore and learn at City Palace of Jaipur and Nahargarh Fort. Popular historic sites such as Amber Palace and Moti Dungari Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at EleSafari.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Jodhpur to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Jaipur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ranthambore Jungle Safari
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal and then don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

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Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Agra
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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