20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

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20 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Prague, Czech Republic
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
2
Agra, India
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
3
Leh, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Prague, Czech Republic

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nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort and then make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubai trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Dubai is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Dubai is 3 hours. Traveling from Prague in August, expect Dubai to be much hotter, temps between 49°C and 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Museums
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Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dubai to Agra takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Agra reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

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

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.
On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Basgo gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leh tour planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Leh

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House. On your second day here, look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip planner .

Fly from Leh to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Leh to Bangkok. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

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: admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, wander the streets of Chinatown, and see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planner .

Fly from Bangkok to Singapore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 1 hour. In August in Singapore, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

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 Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

1
night
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 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Singapore to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Siem Reap. August in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Thom ©
Angkor Thom

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 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. In August in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

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night
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 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto tour planning tool .

Getting from Shanghai to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
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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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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beijing day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Beijing in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Beijing is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kyoto in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Beijing. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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