11 days in Cairo & India Itinerary

11 days in Cairo & India Itinerary

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11 days in Cairo & India Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
bus:  2​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Mararikulam, India
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kovalam, India
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Udaipur, India
— Few hours
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 + taxi:  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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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Alexandria to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Cairo

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Mararikulam, India

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairo to Mararikulam. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to India Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect nights in Mararikulam to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

few
hours
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 enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam visit planning tool .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along 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 more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur tour app .

Getting from Kovalam to Udaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kovalam in December, you will find days in Udaipur are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji 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.
City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, don't miss a visit to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaipur holiday app .

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

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

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, then stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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 ©

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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, and then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 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 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

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