36 days in Asia Itinerary

36 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip maker

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Train to Newcastle, Fly to Dubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
Train to New Delhi Station, Fly to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady, India
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque & The Corniche). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, and cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip site.

York, UK to Dubai is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from York in November, with highs in Dubai at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jaipur, India

— 3 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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, stroll through Elefriend, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planner.

Fly from Dubai to Jaipur in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jaipur, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Museums

Agra, India

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then explore the galleries of Taj Gallery. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then admire the striking features of Diwan E Aam.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Agra day trip planning site.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. November in Agra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 3 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, spas, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip planner.

Getting from Agra to Kathmandu by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Agra to Kathmandu. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Agra in December, with highs in Kathmandu at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Thekkady, India

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kathmandu to Thekkady takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Thekkady is minus 0.2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Museums

Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, get outside with City Scoot, wander the streets of Chinatown, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Singapore road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Singapore takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Thekkady to Singapore is 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately Ayutthaya away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and get your game on at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planning app.

Getting from Singapore to Bangkok by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Temple Town

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 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pub Street, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip builder website.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites

Shanghai, China

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally make a trip to Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

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You can fly from Siem Reap to Shanghai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Shanghai. Traveling from Siem Reap in December, things will get much colder in Shanghai: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

Getting from Shanghai to Kyoto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seoul, South Korea

— 2 nights
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.
On the 21st (Mon), get great views at N Seoul Tower, walk around Namsan Park, then explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Insadong, then admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip maker site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in December, things will get little chillier in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Beijing, China

— 3 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing travel planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in December, Beijing is a bit cooler at night with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails