20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly
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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 1 night
Fly
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Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Family-friendly places like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto holiday builder website.

Washington, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kyoto, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, and then admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Insadong, get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then examine the collection at National Folk Museum of Korea.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seoul route builder app.

Getting from Kyoto to Seoul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in October, you will find days in Seoul are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Family-friendly places like The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong) will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary builder website.

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. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seoul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Beijing, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Maoming Road, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shanghai road trip planning website.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Beijing in October, with highs in Shanghai at 75°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap tour builder site.

You can fly from Shanghai to Siem Reap in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Shanghai in October, expect Siem Reap to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Agra.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Agra, India

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Agra using our trip planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Siem Reap to Agra, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Siem Reap in October, expect nights in Agra to be a bit cooler, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Jaipur, India

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip builder site.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dubai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get some cultural insight at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Fahidi Fort. Family-friendly places like Wild Wadi Waterpark and The Dubai Mall will thrill your kids. Take a break from Dubai with a short trip to The Corniche in Abu Dhabi, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubai online tour planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Dubai by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jaipur in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubai, with lows around 81°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3: