12 days in Asia Itinerary

12 days in Asia Itinerary

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12 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra, India
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Beijing, China
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, then cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary planning website .

Minneapolis, USA to Dubai is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Dubai, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, expect Dubai to be warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then identify plant and animal life at Make Bike Trip. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online itinerary maker .

Fly from Dubai to Jaipur in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Jaipur. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Jaipur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra vacation app .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 14th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Bangkok takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Agra to Bangkok, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Agra, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pub Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online day trip planner .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

1
night
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Mutianyu Great Wall and then take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Siem Reap in December: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 40°F and lows are around 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall

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