16 days in Asia Itinerary

16 days in Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Leh, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
5
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally get great views at Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), then shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary builder tool .

Seattle, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Shanghai is 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Shanghai at 83°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pub Street, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap road trip planning tool .

Fly from Shanghai to Siem Reap in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in September, with highs in Siem Reap at 89°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, surround yourself with nature on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Bangkok are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Du-Khang, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Leh travel planner .

You can fly from Bangkok to Leh in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to India Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, & more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Jumeirah, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubai vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Dubai takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Agra to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Agra in October, Dubai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 81°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque

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