22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Pune
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: San Francisco

3
days
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for museums, historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, wander the streets of Dharavi, and stop by Bungalow Eight.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai (Bombay) trip planner

San Francisco, USA to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai (Bombay) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get much hotter in Mumbai (Bombay): highs are around 90°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

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Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
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5
days
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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, admire the striking features of Jal Mahal, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

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Traveling by flight from Mumbai (Bombay) to Jaipur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 78°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
days
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Golkonda Fort, look for gifts at Krishna Pearls & Jewellers, admire the striking features of British Residency, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hyderabad road trip planning tool

Getting from Jaipur to Hyderabad by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Hyderabad: highs are around 86°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

7
days
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kottayam (St Mary's Knanaya Church & Kumaranalloor). Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Hyderabad in December, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Vembanad Lake, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati, admire the striking features of Shinde Chatri, then make a trip to Narayani Dham Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Pu La Deshpande Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gram Sanskruti Udyan Village Park, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Laxmi Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pune trip planner

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Pune by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

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Gram Sanskruti Udyan Village Park ©
Gram Sanskruti Udyan Village Park
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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