15 days in Asia Itinerary

15 days in Asia Itinerary

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15 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
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:  4​h 45​min
6
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States


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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.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Jumeirah, and cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubai online sightseeing planner .

Chicago, USA to Dubai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Chicago to Dubai. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Dubai at 96°F and lows at 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

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

1
night
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Abu Dhabi trip maker app .

Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in October, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then stop by Rajrani Souvenirs. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Abu Dhabi to Agra in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Agra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Agra, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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 29th (Tue), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market and then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Bangkok by combination of train and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Agra to Bangkok, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Agra in October, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pub Street, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap journey planning app .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), then shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple.

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

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Siem Reap in November: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): see Mutianyu Great Wall and then take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Beijing day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Shanghai in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Beijing, with highs around 50°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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