60 days in Sri Lanka, India & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka, India & Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Sri Lanka, India & Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Goa, India
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
9
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
11
Hurghada, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
12
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
13
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
14
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Polonnaruwa and Thivanka Image House. Golden Cave Temple and Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Minneriya National Park (in Habarana) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Knuckles Forest Reserve and delve into the distant past at Polonnaruwa Vatadage.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Polonnaruwa is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Polonnaruwa is minus 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Minneriya National Park, Pidurangala Rock
Highlights from your plan
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Knuckles Forest Reserve ©
Knuckles Forest Reserve

2
nights
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lodi Gardens. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to India Gate and then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Anuradhapura to New Delhi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Lodhi Garden ©
Lodhi Garden

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Agra road trip planning website .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort and then admire the striking features of Birla Mandir Temple.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Jaipur sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Birla Mandir Temple ©
Birla Mandir Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ShreenathJi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eklingji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur

6
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palolem Beach and Cavelossim Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Agonda Beach and Colva Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Benaulim Beach, steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Varca Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Goa vacation planning app .

Fly from Udaipur to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. June in Goa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Varca Beach ©
Varca Beach
Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim Beach

7
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark's Bay Beach and Mount Sinai. Escape the urban bustle at Blue Hole and Ras Um Sid. Get out of town with these interesting Sharm El Sheikh side-trips: St. Catherine's Monastery (in Saint Catherine) and Coral Reefs (in Dahab). Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Ras Mohommed National Park, get in on the family fun at Aqua Blue Diving & Water Sports, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and admire all the interesting features of Ghibli Raceway.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh journey planner .

You can fly from Goa to Sharm El Sheikh in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goa to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Goa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dahab, Saint Catherine, Ras Mohommed National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

6
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Elphinstone Reef. Relax by the water at Marsa Mubarak and Gebel El Rosas. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, get up close to creatures of the deep with Oceans Red Sea Marsa Alam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai), and explore the gorgeous colors at Sataya Reef.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (41°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari and Colossi of Memnon. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Temple of Hathor at Dendera (in Qena) and Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus at Edfu). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in July: highs in Luxor hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

6
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Swim with Dolphins and Shark Diving. Take a break from the city and head to Mahmya Island and Habiba Horse. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, see the vivid underwater world at Careless Reef, and pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada travel itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in July: highs in Hurghada hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef

5
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Toubkal and Balloon Rides. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ben Youssef Madrasa and Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Marrakech takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hurghada in July since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mount Toubkal
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Fly from Marrakech to Nosy Be in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Nosy Be is 3 hours. While traveling from Marrakech, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nosy Be, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camp's Bay Beach and Bloubergstrand Beach. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek), Shark Diving (in Kleinbaai) and Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take a stroll through Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hout Bay.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip maker .

Getting from Nosy Be to Cape Town by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Nosy Be in July, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Shark Diving, Grotto Beach
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Shark Diving

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