30 days in Asia, India & Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

30 days in Asia, India & Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

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30 days in Asia, India & Uttar Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Jaipur, India
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Neka Art Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Threads of Life.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ubud trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Ubud is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi to Ubud, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Ubud hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Threads of Life ©
Threads of Life
Neka Art Museum ©
Neka Art Museum

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari Taisha and Kinkaku-ji. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera and Nijo Castle. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Ubud to Kyoto in 9.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ubud in December: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through Ginza, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, then look for gifts at The Tsukiji Market, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and then wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation builder.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

4
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Changdeokgung Palace and DMZ. Step out of Seoul to go to Paju and see The Third Tunnel, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Insadong, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and look for gifts at Gyeongdong Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village

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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 28th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of 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 29th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, stop by spin旋, then wander the streets of Xintiandi, and finally shop like a local with Former French Concession.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai custom trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Shanghai. In December, Shanghai is a bit warmer than Seoul - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

3
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.
On the 31st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then make a trip to Banteay Kdei, and finally look for gifts at Sombai Cambodian Liqueur / Workshop & Shop. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, explore the ancient world of Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, and finally contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in December, with highs in Siem Reap at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Khao San Road. Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and MOONRIVER by VJ. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok vacation builder.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by combination of flight and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Bangkok

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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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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.
Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Anokhi Clothing Store or Akee International. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, stop by Jannat, learn the secrets of production at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Jaipur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Jaipur. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you will find days in Jaipur are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Agra, India

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
For shopping fun, head to Mughal Carpet or Subhash Emporium. Get some cultural insight at Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, stop by Gem Jewellery and Handicraft Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Agra custom trip planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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