22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  25​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Jodhpur
— 1 night
4
Udaipur
— 2 nights
5
Jaipur
— 3 nights
6
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
7
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Houston

3
nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur) and Thrissur (Shatrughna Temple & Kurumbakavu Temple). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the pleasant sights at Queen's Walkway, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and have some family-friendly fun at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker app .

Houston, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thrissur, Marari Beach, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 21st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai day trip website .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Mumbai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, Jodhpur is little chillier at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Udaipur trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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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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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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur tour planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

3
nights
Agra

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, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Agra online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
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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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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.
Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leh trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday planner .

Fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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