19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  20​h
1
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Udaipur
— 2 nights
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
5
Agra
— 2 nights
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mallikarjun Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Goa road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Goa is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Goa to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, take a stroll through Dharavi, and cruise along Marine Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Goa in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Mumbai, with highs around 90°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur travel app .

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Udaipur reach 77°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji 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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur day trip tool .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then let the kids burn off some steam at Play Safari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and make a trip to India Gate.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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