12 days in United States & India Itinerary

12 days in United States & India Itinerary

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12 days in United States & India Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
1
Atlanta, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
3
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Atlanta, United States


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Atlanta, United States

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 48°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Kolkata (Calcutta), you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) at 79°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally hunt for treasures at Crawford Market. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mumbai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In January, Mumbai is a bit warmer than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Scenic Drive Shopping
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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