28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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28 days in India Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Chennai
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai online sightseeing planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Mumbai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get warmer in Mumbai: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, and tour or see a game at Milsim Goa Paintball.

For maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Goa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

6
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Sea Shore Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siruvapuri Sri Balamurugan Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chennai trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in September: highs in Chennai hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

1
night
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.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to New Delhi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll set off for Jodhpur on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Shopping Transportation
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3
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.
Jodhpur is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jodhpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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 29th (Tue), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the ancient world of Amber Palace, and then view the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel planning website .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Jaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort. Keep things going the next day: tour in style with a train tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Agra travel route planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Ganges River, then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Varanasi road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Enjoy New Delhi some more: admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and walk around Lodhi Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Varanasi to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate

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