22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
+2
Fly + subway + train:  16​h 15​min
1
Agra, India
— 1 day
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Shanghai, China
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 day
train:  2​h
7
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Takayama, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Matsumoto, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
13
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 21st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra sightseeing planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Agra is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Agra is 5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in June, things will get much hotter in Agra: highs are around 46°C and lows about 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Bangkok in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Agra to Bangkok is 1 hour. Traveling from Agra in June, expect nights in Bangkok to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Singapore Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Singapore Flyer, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore road trip planner .

You can fly from Bangkok to Singapore in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Pub Street.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Siem Reap itinerary planner.

Getting from Singapore to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Buddha Temple, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Siem Reap to Shanghai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Shanghai is little chillier than Siem Reap - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Shopping
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

1
day
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Shanghai to Hiroshima by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Shanghai to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

Planning Osaka trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then wander the streets of Gion. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker site .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

1
night
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Seisonkaku Villa ©
Seisonkaku Villa

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night
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and then admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Takayama trip planner .

Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Takayama, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art

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night
Matsumoto, Japan

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum and then go for a walk through Matsumoto Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Matsumoto driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Matsumoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Museums
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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night
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Matsumoto in July, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in July: highs in Tokyo hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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