31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
5
Thekkady, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  20​h
End: Atlanta, United States

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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.
Abu Dhabi is known for historic sites, theme parks, shopping, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi journey planner.

Atlanta, USA to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is 9 hours. While traveling from Atlanta, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Abu Dhabi, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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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: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, and cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dubai online trip maker .

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Dubai sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

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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, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Agra takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Agra due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Agra hover around 74°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

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Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look for gifts at Anokhi Clothing Store, and identify plant and animal life at Amer jeep Safari.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jaipur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and stroll around Thekkady Rose Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Thekkady takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Singapore takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Thekkady to Singapore is 2 hours. December in Singapore sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Maha That about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, 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.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok tour planner.

Getting from Singapore to Bangkok by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Bangkok is minus 1 hour. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pub Street, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip builder app .

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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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 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Siem Reap to Shanghai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Siem Reap in December, with highs in Shanghai at 52°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul road trip planning website .

Fly from Shanghai to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Shanghai to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Seoul is slightly colder than Shanghai - with highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Gion, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Seoul to Kyoto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, Kyoto is somewhat warmer than Seoul - with highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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