20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

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20 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  16​h
1
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Shanghai, China
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Steam Locomotive Museum, browse the exhibits of 976 Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape of Bogd Khan Uul National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dashchoilin Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia. On the next day, look for gifts at Gobi, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hustai National Park, then take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Ulaanbaatar, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get cooler in Ulaanbaatar: highs are around 8°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
976 Art Gallery ©
976 Art Gallery
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Hustai National Park ©
Hustai National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, then take a stroll through Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and then shop like a local with 798 Art Zone. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fangshan Mt. Shenglian Scenic Resort.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Beijing trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in October, expect Beijing to be much warmer, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
798 Art Zone ©
798 Art Zone

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), then examine the collection at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shanghai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Beijing in October, with highs in Shanghai at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre ©

10
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi), Erawan Museum (in Samut Prakan) and Pattaya (Art in Paradise Pattaya, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, examine the collection at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, and stop by Tom's Fashion.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Bangkok takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Pattaya, Ayutthaya, Bang Saen Beach, Erawan Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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 23rd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Made in Cambodia Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap road trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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