15 days in India & Zurich Itinerary

15 days in India & Zurich Itinerary

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15 days in India & Zurich Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
4
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Pushkar, India
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
7
Ranthambore National Park, India
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
8
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Matthauskirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, browse the collection at Zentralbibliothek, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker website .

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, then make a trip to India Gate, and then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Zurich to New Delhi in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Zurich to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get much hotter in New Delhi: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

2
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by Desert Art Gallery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Jodhpur, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

1
night
Pushkar, India

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the activities along Pushkar Lake and then get your game on at Xcapade Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pushkar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Pushkar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Pushkar

Fun & Games Nature Parks
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Xcapade Adventures ©
Xcapade Adventures
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake

1
night
Ranthambore National Park, India

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Surwal Lake and then steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ranthambore National Park online trip builder .

Getting from Pushkar to Ranthambore National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
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Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then browse the exhibits of Taj Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then admire the striking features of Diwan E Aam.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner.

Getting from Ranthambore National Park to Agra by car takes about 6 hours. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

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

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