13 days in Cairo, Dubai & India Itinerary

13 days in Cairo, Dubai & India Itinerary

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13 days in Cairo, Dubai & India Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Kannur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Kovalam, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Mararikulam, India
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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day
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 8th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

1
night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Jumeirah, then browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Dubai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Dubai due to the time zone difference. In January, Dubai is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Safaris
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

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.
On the 11th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Grass Farm Nursery, look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip app .

Fly from Dubai to Jaipur in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Jaipur. Traveling from Dubai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jaipur, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, you will find days in Agra are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

1
night
Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Azhikkal Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chal Beach Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Choottad Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur day trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Kannur in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Samudra Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Kannur to Kovalam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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Mararikulam, India

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kovalam to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherthala
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Puthuvype Lighthouse, and then stroll through Cherai Beach. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planning tool .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu ©
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu

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