34 days in Australia, Asia & Cairo Itinerary

34 days in Australia, Asia & Cairo Itinerary

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34 days in Australia, Asia & Cairo Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  11​h 30​min
5
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
11
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

3
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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and admire the striking features of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Beijing online holiday maker .

New York City, USA to Beijing is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from New York City to Beijing. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Beijing to be slightly colder, temps between 40°F and 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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.
On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pub Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Baphuon Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Siem Reap takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Beijing to Siem Reap, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in December, expect Siem Reap to be much warmer, temps between 86°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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, explore the galleries of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, test your team's savvy at Virtual Room: Virtual Reality Singapore, and don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Singapore tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Singapore in 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, daytime highs in Singapore are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agra.

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

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Agra road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Singapore to Agra in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Agra to be cooler, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

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, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, and explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village & Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Jumeirah, admire the striking features of Emirates Towers, and make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubai attractions planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Dubai in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jaipur to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubai when traveling from Jaipur in December, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping 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
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 29th (Wed), browse the collection at State Library Victoria. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Melbourne takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
State Library Victoria ©
State Library Victoria

2
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Village Gallery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo online visit planner .

Fly from Cairns to Cairo in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in January; daily highs in Cairo reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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