31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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Shanghai, China
— 1 night
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly to Jaipur, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh, India
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Shanghai, China — 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

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 1st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai travel website.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Shanghai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. In October in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Beijing.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Beijing, China — 3 nights

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beijing attractions planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get slightly colder in Beijing: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Seoul.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Seoul, South Korea — 3 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Seoul is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, admire the striking features of Deoksugung, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Seoul itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Beijing to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in October, Seoul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Kyoto, Japan — 3 nights

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, learn the secrets of beer at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in October: highs in Kyoto hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Denpasar.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 4 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Saraswati Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, view the masterpieces at Reservoart, see Off-Road Tours, and make a splash at Waterbom Bali.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denpasar trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kyoto to Denpasar in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto to Denpasar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kyoto in October, things will get a bit warmer in Denpasar: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, head outdoors with City Scoot, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 2 nights

Temple Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel English Speaking Tuk Tuk Driver, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Siem Reap takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. In October in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Historic Sites · Spas
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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

City of Angels

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 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok vacation site.

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agra.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Agra, India — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and then contemplate the long history of Saha Burj.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agra driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to India Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Agra. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Leh, India — 2 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery and then make a trip to Prayer Wheel. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery and then see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Leh visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Dubai.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai journey builder website.

You can fly from Leh to Dubai in 9 hours. Traveling from Leh to Dubai, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Dubai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Side Trip
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