17 days in India & Egypt Itinerary

17 days in India & Egypt Itinerary

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17 days in India & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  33​h
1
Leh, India
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Goa, India
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Port Blair, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Havelock Island, India
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Guadalajara, Mexico


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1
night
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and finally stop by De Pashmina Emporium. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Temple, then don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, then steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to Central Asian Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leh itinerary website .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Leh is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Guadalajara to Leh, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

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Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Temple at Sumda Chun ©
Temple at Sumda Chun

1
night
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Benaulim Beach and then stroll through Cavelossim Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa trip planner .

Fly from Leh to Goa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Cavelossim Beach ©
Cavelossim Beach
Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim Beach

1
night
Port Blair, India

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head off the coast to Ross Island, examine the collection at Anthropological Museum, and then examine the collection at Samudrika Marine Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Chidiya Tapu and then head off the coast to Jolly Buoy Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Blair itinerary planner.

Fly from Goa to Port Blair in 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Port Blair when traveling from Goa in May, with lows around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Havelock Island.

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Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ross Island ©
Ross Island
Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island
Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu

1
night
Havelock Island, India

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Elephant Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Captain Hook’s and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach.

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Getting from Port Blair to Havelock Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Port Blair in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Havelock Island, with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coptic Church and St Catherine Shop. Take a break from Sharm El Sheikh with a short trip to Blue Hole in Dahab, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Sheikh Coast Diving Center, hunt for treasures at Old Market, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Fly from Havelock Island to Sharm El Sheikh in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Havelock Island to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 3 hours. In May in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Blue Hole
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Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Sheikh Coast Diving Center ©
Sheikh Coast Diving Center

3
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 Speed Boats Tours and Lax Gym. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and meet the residents at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Shark Diving
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

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