22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Tampa
Fly:  34​h
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Nainital
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Almora
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  6​h
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
Tampa

3
days
Shirdi

Shirdi
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Shirdi is known for historic sites, museums, theme parks, parks, and sightseeing. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, contemplate the long history of Adul Baba Cottage, and examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum.

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Tampa, USA to Shirdi is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Tampa to Shirdi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
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Baba's Chavadi

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 30th (Sat), snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then cruise along Marine Drive, then wander the streets of Nariman Point, and finally take a stroll through Colaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple - Mumbai.

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You can drive from Shirdi to Mumbai (Bombay) in 4.5 hours. In December in Mumbai (Bombay), expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Varanasi.

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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

2
days
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai (Bombay) to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mussoorie.

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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River ©
Ganges River
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

2
days
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Lal Tibba, hike along Camel's Back Road, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get great views at Cloud's End, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shedup Choepelling Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, and finally make a trip to SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Varanasi to Mussoorie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nainital.

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Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

3
days
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Get out of town with these interesting Nainital side-trips: Sattal Lake (in Sattal) and Bhimtal (Bhimtal Island Aquarium & Bhimtal Lake). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, make a trip to Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham, tour the pleasant surroundings at High Altitude Zoo, and take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nainital sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Nainital takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Almora.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Sattal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham ©
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham

2
days
Almora

Almora ©
On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitai Temple, don't miss a visit to Jageshwar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Jageshwar Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasar Devi.

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Drive from Nainital to Almora in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Almora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mukteshwar, Jageshwar Temple
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Chitai Temple ©
Chitai Temple
Jageshwar Dham ©
Jageshwar Dham
Chauli Ki Jali ©
Chauli Ki Jali

1
day
Rishikesh

Rishikesh
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and finally make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh vacation planner.

You can drive from Almora to Rishikesh in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Agra.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haridwar, Naina Devi Temple
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Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

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hours
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rishikesh to Agra by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You will leave for New Delhi on the 13th (Sat).

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2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Lotus Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swaminarayan Akshardham, and then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham ©
Swaminarayan Akshardham

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