15 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

15 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

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15 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly + train:  10​h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
5
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Porto, Portugal


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2
nights
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 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Emirates Towers. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take a leisurely stroll along Bur Dubai Abra Dock, and then cool off at Aquaventure Waterpark.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dubai travel itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Dubai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in July, expect Dubai to be much hotter, temps between 49°C and 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo ©
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Burj Al Arab ©
Burj Al Arab

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally browse the different shops at Platinum Fashion Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): get great views at Baiyoke Sky Tower, stop by Rajawongse Clothier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dubai to Bangkok in 9 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Bangkok to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and then wander the streets of Pontocho. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninna-ji Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari Taisha, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bangkok to Kyoto in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View And Sky Deck, and finally make a trip to Tokyo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, make a trip to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Ueno.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo holiday planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Madison Square Garden. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bushkill Falls in Bushkill--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to New York City by flight takes about 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 14 hours. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bushkill Falls
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Food Tours
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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