30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
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Galle, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National History Museum and Gandantegchenling Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Cheketours and Photography Tours. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aryabal Meditation Temple and pause for some photo ops at Beatles Square.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar online travel planner.

Manila, Philippines to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 12-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manila in May: high temperatures in Ulaanbaatar hover around 19°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Beijing, China

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Kids will enjoy Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum. Make the 7th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beijing online vacation maker.

Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in May, expect nights in Beijing to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Shanghai, China

— 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Travel China Guide and The Bund (Wai Tan). Explore hidden gems such as Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), walk around Fuxing Park, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shanghai travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in May, Shanghai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Hong Kong, China

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sandbox VR and Kowloon Park. Bring the kids along to Hong Kong Disneyland and Lamma Island. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), gain insight at Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong day trip planning site.

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in May, with highs in Hong Kong at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

New Delhi, India

— 2 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at KidZania Delhi NCR.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to New Delhi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to New Delhi is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in May, you will find days in New Delhi are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Jaipur, India

— 5 nights

Pink City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Moti Dungari Temple. Family-friendly places like Govind Dev Ji Temple and Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, surround yourself with nature on Elefanjoy, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and browse for treasures at Ellora Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip builder tool.

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Galle, Sri Lanka

— 4 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Community Tsunami Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beruwala Beach and Dutch Reformed Church. Take a break from Galle with a short trip to Ahungalla Beach in Ahungalla, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stop by Forbes Gems & Jewellers, and explore the galleries of Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Jaipur to Galle in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Jaipur in May, you will find days in Galle are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ella, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Demodara Loop, expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ella trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Ella are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes

Mongolia travel guide

4.2
Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.