12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  19​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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 classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in New Delhi are warmer (93°F), and nights are a bit warmer (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and then take a memorable excursion with Day Trips. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Agra travel route builder app .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
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 (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then stop by Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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