17 days in India & South Africa Itinerary

17 days in India & South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in India & South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Leh, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: New Delhi, India


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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, make a trip to Gandhi Smriti, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi route planning app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. June in New Delhi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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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.
Spend the 21st (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

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

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jaipur.

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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

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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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Joy, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort.

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Getting from Leh to Jaipur by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

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Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Agra online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Agra are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Getting from Agra to Cape Town by combination of train and flight takes about 20.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Agra to Cape Town is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Agra in June, things will get much colder in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

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