31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Dothan, United States
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
11
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Dothan, United States

2
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take an in-depth tour of Israel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally explore the ancient world of Western Wall. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Garden Tomb, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem online visit planner .

Dothan, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jaffa Old City
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, then take an in-depth tour of Qasr Al Hosn, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): browse the different shops at Marina Mall and then find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Abu Dhabi trip planner .

Getting from Jerusalem to Abu Dhabi by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, expect Abu Dhabi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, then browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and then take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubai trip planner .

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dubai are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dubai

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

3
nights
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, admire the striking features of Birla Mandir Temple, and make a trip to Monkey Temple (Galta Ji).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Jaipur takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubai in December since evenings lows in Jaipur dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, then stroll around Mehtab Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally let little ones run wild at Play Safari.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, walk around Lumpini Park, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Bangkok takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Agra to Bangkok is 1 hour. While traveling from Agra, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, make a trip to Singapore Flyer, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Singapore trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Singapore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Singapore due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

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

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 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and finally don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap trip planner .

You can fly from Singapore to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, plan for little chillier nights in Siem Reap, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at 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 next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jade Buddha Temple, then shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai tour site .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Siem Reap to Shanghai is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Siem Reap in December; daily highs in Shanghai reach 52°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Shanghai to Kyoto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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