11 days in Cairo & India Itinerary

11 days in Cairo & India Itinerary

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Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Bus:  2 h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
2
Mararikulam, India
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Kovalam, India
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Udaipur, India
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairo online trip maker.

Alexandria to Cairo is an approximately 2- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. December in Cairo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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Mararikulam, India

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Cairo to Mararikulam with the Route module. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Cairo to Mararikulam due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Mararikulam, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

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

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kovalam takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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day
Udaipur, India

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 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Udaipur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Kovalam in December, you will find days in Udaipur are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are much colder (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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.
Popular historic sites such as Amber Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and City Palace of Jaipur. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, take a peaceful walk through Grass Farm Nursery, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and don't miss a visit to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple.

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You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then look for gifts at The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Agra online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
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 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, and then make a trip to India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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