18 days in India, Dubai & London Itinerary

18 days in India, Dubai & London Itinerary

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18 days in India, Dubai & London Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
Fly + subway + train:  19​h 45​min
1
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Kovalam, India
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Subhash Emporium, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

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Toronto, Canada to Agra is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Agra at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Subhash Emporium ©
Subhash Emporium

6
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Take a break from Kovalam with a short trip to Vizhinjam Lighthouse in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowara Beach, contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, stop by Keralashopee, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam route planner.

You can drive from Agra to Kovalam in 36 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Agra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Chowara Beach ©
Chowara Beach

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step out of Dubai to go to Abu Dhabi and see Saadiyat Public Beach, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and admire the local landmark of The Dubai Fountain.

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Explore your travel options from Kovalam to Dubai with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kovalam to Dubai. While traveling from Kovalam, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Dubai, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Saadiyat Public Beach
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Saadiyat Public Beach ©
Saadiyat Public Beach
The Dubai Fountain ©
The Dubai Fountain

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step out of London with an excursion to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, wander the streets of Greenwich, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London driving holiday planning site .

Fly from Dubai to London in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Soho ©
Soho

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