17 days in India, Maldives & Colombo Itinerary

17 days in India, Maldives & Colombo Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
— 1 night
2
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
3
Agra, India
— 2 nights
4
Lucknow, India
— 1 night
5
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
6
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
7
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
8
Goa, India
— 2 nights


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1
night
New Delhi, India

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 17th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our New Delhi driving holiday tool.

San Francisco, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to India Standard Time is 13.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in New Delhi are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

3
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and EleSafari. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, hit the road with Make Bike Trip, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Akbari Masjid.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Jaipur, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Taj Gallery, thentour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agra trip planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucknow.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Spas
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

1
night
Lucknow, India

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kukrail Forest Reserve, wander the streets of Hazratganj, thenappreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, thenmake a trip to Rumi Darwaza, and finally see the interesting displays at The Residency.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucknow day trip planning website.

You can drive from Agra to Lucknow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Lucknow

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza
The Residency ©
The Residency

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night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Lucknow to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucknow in November, with highs in Mumbai at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

2
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Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hulhumale Beach, admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), thencontemplate the long history of Mulee Aage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach, thenexamine the collection at National Museum, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Male trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Male takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Male is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Male to be somewhat warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Hulhumale Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach

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nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, thenget engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colombo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Male to Colombo takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Colombo is 0.5 hours. November in Colombo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Negombo
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Calangute Beach and then kick back and relax at Baga Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goa online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Colombo to Goa in 7.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Calangute Beach ©
Calangute Beach

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