59 days in Asia Itinerary

59 days in Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  22 h 45 min
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
5
Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
10
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
13
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
14
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Marina Mall, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, and then take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Gulf Standard Time is 4 hours. In May, Abu Dhabi is much warmer than Dublin - with highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors Tours Shopping

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nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

3
nights
Agra, India

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately Bharatpur away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, walk around Mehtab Bagh, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

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Traveling by flight from Dubai to Agra takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Agra, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Agra is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

5
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and relax in the rural setting at Ele Experience Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thekkady: Munnar (Photo Point, Tea Museum, &more), Vagamon Pine Forest (in Vagamon) and Vagamon (in Kottayam). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Thekkady takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Munnar, Vagamon, Greenworld Spices & Herbal, Vagamon Pine Forest
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spice Cloud ©
Spice Cloud
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Bangkok in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Thekkady to Bangkok, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, get engrossed in the history at Escape Break, and make a trip to Pub Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Singapore tour planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Singapore in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Singapore. In August, daytime highs in Singapore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Waterbom Bali (in Kuta), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud, browse the exhibits of Threads of Life, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Ubud in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Singapore in August, you will find days in Ubud are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Ubud

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Waterbom Bali
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Shanghai day trip planner.

You can fly from Ubud to Shanghai in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Ubud in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Shanghai: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana), Osaka Castle (in Osaka) and Mint Museum (in Kita). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Shanghai to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Seoul, South Korea

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. August in Seoul sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, Korea National Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

5
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Beijing sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Beijing is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Beijing, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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