16 days in Asia Itinerary

16 days in Asia Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then make a trip to 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), take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai travel site.

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

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pub Street, then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Shanghai in September, things will get a bit warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 89°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the 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 in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Du-Khang, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Leh trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Leh in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to India Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Finish up 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.
Start 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 striking features of Jahangir Mahal. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Agra route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubai visit site.

Fly from Agra to Dubai in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Agra to Dubai. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Agra in October since evenings lows in Dubai dip to 81°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

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