35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Raleigh
Drive + Fly:  21 h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
3
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
13
Udaipur
— 2 nights
End: Udaipur

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, look for gifts at Aap Ki Pasand Sancha Tea Shop, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi online trip planner.

Raleigh, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 21- hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Raleigh to New Delhi. In October, New Delhi is somewhat warmer than Raleigh - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

3
nights
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mina Masjid, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and make a trip to Jahangir Mahal.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Agra visit planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
nights
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 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple, then look for gifts at Bala Ji Handicraft, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi attractions website.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Varanasi are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

3
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, then walk around Cubbon Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chandrala Parameshwari Temple, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Bull Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

Plan trip to Bengaluru with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Varanasi to Bengaluru in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Datta Venkateshwara Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 80°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

3
nights
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Town (Varkala Aquarium, Jewels Sky, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Ulloor Sree Balasubramanya Swami Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 70°F in Jodhpur. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Kuku Pashmina Shop and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Jaisalmer Sunset Point, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tazia Tower.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer day trip planner.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuku Pashmina Shop ©
Kuku Pashmina Shop

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 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, and finally admire the striking features of Amber Palace.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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nights
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 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, make a trip to Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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