22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Goa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Newark

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala (Papasnanam Beach & Varkala Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanghumukham Beach, stop by Keralashopee, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planner.

Newark, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Newark to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be much warmer, temps between 90°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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.
Attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha, about 1 hour away. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and look for gifts at Anokhi.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Agonda Beach and Baga Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, stroll through Arambol Beach, and don't miss a visit to Dona Paula Beach and Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goa online road trip planner .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. April in Goa sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 84°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

3
nights
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and stop by Craft House.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi visit planning tool .

You can fly from Goa to New Delhi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Goa in April, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 100°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Grass Farm Nursery. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jaipur Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Jaipur sees daily highs of 99°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Jaipur Zoo ©
Jaipur Zoo

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