17 days in Paris & India Itinerary

17 days in Paris & India Itinerary

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17 days in Paris & India Itinerary

Start: Montevideo, Uruguay
Fly:  19​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Kovalam, India
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Thekkady, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mararikulam, India
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Montevideo, Uruguay

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Le Bois des Aigles in Balines, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning tool .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Montevideo to Paris. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Le Bois des Aigles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort. Get in touch with nature at EleSafari and Elefriend. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Joy, look for gifts at Gems Paradise, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Jaipur takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Paris in January, expect nights in Jaipur to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mughal Carpet, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, stop by Unique Handicrafts, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Agra travel planning site .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Jaipur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Agra, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

1
night
Kovalam, India

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 (Sat): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stop by Keralashopee, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Napier Museum, then look for gifts at Sarwaa, then stop by Silkyway, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kovalam holiday maker app .

Getting from Agra to Kovalam by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Agra in January: high temperatures in Kovalam hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then stop by Kerala Crafts, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

1
night
Mararikulam, India

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Mararikulam by car takes about 4.5 hours. January in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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