15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, take in the views from Akkulam Bridge, and examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey app .

San Francisco, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 13 hours. In February, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is much warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Shiva Temple Ernakulam . When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 15 min away. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the masterpieces at Gallery OED Cochin., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poornathrayesa Temple, and stop by Joe Ikareth.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kochi (Cochin) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Poornathrayesa Temple ©
Poornathrayesa Temple

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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.
Attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and EleSafari make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Ele Jaipur, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and appreciate the history behind Amar Jawan Jyoti.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway, taxi, and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Jaipur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February, you will find days in Jaipur are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are much colder (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, explore the different monuments and memorials at Roman Catholic Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip maker site .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Agra sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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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 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip builder website .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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