17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  19 h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  19 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar road trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Amritsar is an approximately 19- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Amritsar: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

3
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh planning tool.

Getting from Amritsar to Leh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Stok Palace Museum ©
Stok Palace Museum

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Red Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 104°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Agra online trip maker.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Agra sees daily highs of 106°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car 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

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Gems Paradise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip builder site.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Jaipur are 106°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

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

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Udaipur are 104°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 106°F during the day and 82°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 28th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, then contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mumbai trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jodhpur in May, plan for little chillier days in Mumbai, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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