21 days in New York City & India Itinerary

21 days in New York City & India Itinerary

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21 days in New York City & India Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
2
Leh, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Bhubaneswar, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
6
Agra, India
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  20​h
End: New York City, United States

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: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

3
nights
Leh, India

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, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Leh journey builder site .

You can fly from New York City to Leh in 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Leh

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

1
night
Bhubaneswar, India

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmeshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of MukteshwarTemple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapilesvara Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts, and finally stroll around Buddha Jayanti Park.

Before you visit Bhubaneswar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Bhubaneswar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. October in Bhubaneswar sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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MukteshwarTemple ©
MukteshwarTemple
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts
Buddha Jayanti Park ©
Buddha Jayanti Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Kumortuli, make a trip to BBD Bagh, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
BBD Bagh ©
BBD Bagh

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Jaipur, India

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: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, don't miss a visit to Siddhi Vinayak Temple, and identify plant and animal life at EleSafari.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jaipur day trip planning website .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jaipur, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Tours
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, tour in style with a train tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Agra sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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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