30 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 4 nights
Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Chennai
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Chennai, India
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Paris, France — 7 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux (in Evreux), Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, The Hall of Mirrors, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Taj Mahal and Kailash Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Fatehpur Sikri (Lotus Throne & Diwan-I-Khas) and Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Akbar the Great, see the interesting displays at Imperial Wax Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Agra in 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4.5 hours. While traveling from Paris, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Agra, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chennai.
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Chennai, India — 5 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shore Temple and Jain Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple (in Thiruputkuzhi), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Mahishasuramardini Cave, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayurappan Temple, steep yourself in history at Ekambareswarar Temple, and make a trip to Sai Baba Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chennai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Chennai takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chennai, with highs around 86°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip app.

You can fly from Chennai to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Beijing.
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Beijing, China — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum, hit the slopes at Jundushan Ski, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and walk around Temple of Heaven.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beijing trip builder tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Beijing by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Beijing. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in February: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 42°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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