57 days in Asia Itinerary

57 days in Asia Itinerary

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57 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra, India
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
7
Thekkady, India
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
13
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bur Dubai Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): browse the different shops at Marina Mall, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and then go for a walk through The Corniche.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Abu Dhabi trip builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Abu Dhabi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Abu Dhabi reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

5
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, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, take in the pleasant sights at The Walk at JBR, and buy something for everyone on your list at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubai road trip planning app .

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Dubai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

4
nights
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: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and stop by The Gem Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur online itinerary planner .

Getting from Dubai to Jaipur by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Jaipur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jaipur when traveling from Dubai in March, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
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Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
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: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

5
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Kathmandu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Agra in April, things will get little chillier in Kathmandu: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Spas
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Climbing Tours

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and delve into the distant past at Wat Pho.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bangkok online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Kathmandu to Bangkok in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kathmandu to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kathmandu in April: highs in Bangkok hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Bangkok to Thekkady in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Thekkady due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Universal Studios Singapore about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, hike along The Southern Ridges, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip itinerary maker website .

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 moving from India Standard Time to Singapore Time is 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Singapore are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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.
On the 20th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Break. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

Before you visit Siem Reap, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. April in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), get great views at Jin Mao Tower, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shanghai day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Siem Reap to Shanghai is 1 hour. Traveling from Siem Reap in April, things will get much colder in Shanghai: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana) and Osaka Castle (in Osaka). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Shanghai to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto is 1 hour. Traveling from Shanghai in April, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May in Seoul, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

DMZ Haemaru Village, Hwaseong Fortress
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

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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, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and admire the striking features of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beijing visit website .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Beijing is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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