28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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28 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
3
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
9
Goa
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodi Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then look for gifts at Marble Cottage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip site .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Agra sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
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, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Fort, admire the striking features of Jal Mahal, get great views at Nahargarh Fort, and don't miss a visit to Birla Mandir Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip website .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 10th (Sat), snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then wander the streets of Colaba, then don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, and finally wander the streets of Colaba Causeway. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and then wander the streets of Dharavi.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mumbai tour builder website .

You can fly from Jaipur to Mumbai in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in February: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Tours Shopping
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Dharavi ©
Dharavi
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Colaba ©
Colaba

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cannanore Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kannur itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mumbai to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Ezhara Beach ©
Ezhara Beach

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

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, museums, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, and stroll through Puthuvype Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner.

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 18th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip builder website .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Samudra Beach. On the next day, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam planning website .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kovalam by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

7
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, shopping, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Agonda Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vagator Beach, head outdoors with Dona Paula Beach and Viewpoint, and stop by Shamrock Jewellers.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Goa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kovalam in February: highs in Goa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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