17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  19​h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

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New York City, USA to Amritsar is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Amritsar is 10 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Amritsar to be somewhat warmer, around 72°F, while days are much warmer, around 103°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Leh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

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.
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip planning site .

Getting from Leh to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 104°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 22nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, make a trip to Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

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You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 106°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

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.
On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Gems Paradise. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jaipur travel route planner.

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 106°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

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You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Udaipur are 104°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
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 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur attractions planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jodhpur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 106°F in May, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Gateway of India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary website .

Getting from Jodhpur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in May, you will find days in Mumbai are a bit cooler (93°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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