31 days in Asia & Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Asia & Turkey Itinerary

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31 days in Asia & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Rabat, Morocco
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
10
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Rabat, Morocco

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and don't miss a visit to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary builder app .

Rabat, Morocco to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rabat to Beijing is 8 hours. In March, Beijing is colder than Rabat - with highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), then see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Buddha Temple, then make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online day trip planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Shanghai, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

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)

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Sam Tung Uk Museum, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in March; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

3
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.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Hong Kong to Bangkok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in March, you will find days in Bangkok are much warmer (40°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, spas, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Patong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Patong, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, hike along The Southern Ridges, take a stroll through Chinatown, and stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Singapore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Singapore. In March, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, then walk around Galle Face Green, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colombo online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Colombo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Colombo. In March, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

1
night
Galle, Sri Lanka

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Colombo to Galle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Galle are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Galle

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abu Dhabi (The Corniche & Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubai driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Galle to Dubai takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Galle to Dubai is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Galle in March, expect Dubai to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled duringĀ Roman times.
Spend the 25th (Wed) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, and look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Dubai to Goreme in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Goreme, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 16°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alaturca Taner, Peri Bacalari, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in March, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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