55 days in Asia Itinerary

55 days in Asia Itinerary

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55 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
3
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 30​min
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h 30​min
11
Agra, India
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
12
Leh, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Rishikesh, India
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Heritage Village and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall and then get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi road trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Abu Dhabi, ranging from highs of 50°C to lows of 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

4
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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Jumeirah, and make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dubai travel planner.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Dubai, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 38°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

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, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Dubai to Beijing in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Beijing is 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in August: highs in Beijing hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
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 historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online route planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Shanghai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Seoul is known for museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip planner .

You can fly from Shanghai to Seoul in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in August; daily highs in Seoul reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Arashiyama, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Seoul to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Seoul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud day trip website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Kyoto to Ubud takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kyoto to Ubud, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kyoto in August, expect nights in Ubud to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanah Lot Temple, Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

4
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 to go to Sentosa Island and see Universal Studios Singapore, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Gardens by the Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, hike along The Southern Ridges, and experience the excitement of Virtual Room: Virtual Reality Singapore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Singapore attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Singapore takes 6 hours. August in Singapore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

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, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and make a trip to Pub Street.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap online journey maker .

Fly from Singapore to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and look for gifts at Tom's Fashion.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
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, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Balkeshwar Mandir.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Agra online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bangkok to Agra takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Agra due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and take a memorable drive along Tanglang La.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Leh trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

13
nights
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tibetan Buddhist Temple (in Dehradun), Haridwar (Shri Vyas Ashram, Adhbut Temple, & more) and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (in Badrinath). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Satya Sai Ghaat, look for gifts at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh tour site .

Fly from Leh to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Bharat Mata Mandir, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

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