39 days in India Itinerary

39 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Delhi
— 12 nights
2
Varanasi
— 6 nights
3
Surat
— 5 nights
4
Mumbai
— 13 nights

12
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.
Get some historical perspective at Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Get some cultural insight at Gandhi Smriti and Red Fort. Explore New Delhi's surroundings by going to Noida (DLF Mall Of India, The Great India Place, &more), Ambience Mall (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)) and Pacific Mall (in Sahibabad). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, look for gifts at People Tree, and get a taste of the local shopping with Connaught Place.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Delhi online vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5.5 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Noida, Ambience Mall, Pacific Mall
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

6
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.
Let the collections at Ruchika Art Gallery and Bharat Kala Bhavan capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Veave's Studio or The Bed Silk & Pashmina. Step out of Varanasi to go to Sarnath and see Ashoka Pillar, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Varanasi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. November in Varanasi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Surat.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ashoka Pillar
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Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

5
nights
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Your inner history buff will appreciate ISKCON Temple and Ganga Mata Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dandi Beach and Ubharat beach. Explore Surat's surroundings by going to Priyanka RCM store DAHEJ (in Dahej), Tithal Beach (in Valsad) and Gayatri Mandir (in Bilimora). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Fri) at Amaazia Water Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at VR Surat, get your game on at RUSH LaserTag, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dumas Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Suvali Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Surat online travel planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Surat in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Varanasi in December: high temperatures in Surat hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Surat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bilimora, Dandi Beach, Priyanka RCM store DAHEJ, Tithal Beach, Suvali Beach
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Dumas Beach ©
Dumas Beach
Dandi Beach ©
Dandi Beach
Gayatri Mandir ©
Gayatri Mandir

13
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Nariman Point and Colaba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Mumbai side-trips: SMART Eco Park (in Panvel), Versoli Beach (in Alibaug) and Inorbit Mall Vashi (in Navi Mumbai). The adventure continues: stroll through Chowpatty Beach, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, browse the eclectic array of goods at Zaveri Bazaar, and kick back and relax at Juhu Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Surat to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Surat in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Mumbai, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

SMART Eco Park, Versoli Beach, Inorbit Mall Vashi
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Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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