18 days in India & Rome Itinerary

18 days in India & Rome Itinerary

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18 days in India & Rome Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
2
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 10 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zoomarine and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker site .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus, tram, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, tram, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rome is 6 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zoomarine, Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

10
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Andhakaranazhi Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Kauthuka Park (in Thrissur), Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur) and Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara (in Kalady). Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Kochi (Cochin) takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rome to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kauthuka Park, Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara, Azhikode Munakkal Beach
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, look for gifts at The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agra road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kochi (Cochin) to Agra takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In July, Agra is somewhat warmer than Kochi (Cochin) - with highs of 94°F and lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj
The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs ©
The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Gandhi Smriti, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, then don't miss a visit to Humayun's Tomb, and finally don't miss a visit to Rajpath.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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