21 days in Asia Itinerary

21 days in Asia Itinerary

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21 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly + train:  20​h 30​min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + ferry:  10​h
2
Boracay, Philippines
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
6
Agra, India
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Kannur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Kovalam, India
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Bucharest, Romania

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Kyoto is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Bucharest in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kyoto, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

1
night
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
On the 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at Ilig Iligan Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), then enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Balinghai Beach, take a stroll through Sinag Village, and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Boracay travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and ferry from Kyoto to Boracay takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Boracay. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Boracay, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

1
night
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur and then identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud tour planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Ubud takes 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Pantai Sanur, Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, and finally examine the collection at Angkor National Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Baphuon Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ubud to Siem Reap in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Ubud to Siem Reap, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in April, expect nights in Siem Reap to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 1st (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Patong route planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in April, you will find days in Patong are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mina Masjid, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

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

You can do a combination of flight and train from Patong to Agra in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Patong to Agra. When traveling from Patong in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 48°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spas

2
nights
Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Get outdoors at Thottada Beach and Ezhara Beach. Relax by the water at Azhikkal Beach and Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Chal Beach Park, stroll through Meenkunnu Beach, and steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Kannur takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

4
nights
Kovalam, India

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Get outdoors at Kovalam Beach and Adimalathura Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Varkala Beach and Hawa Beach. Step out of Kovalam to go to Varkala and see Spas, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muthalapozhi.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kovalam vacation planner.

Fly from Kannur to Kovalam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Chowara Beach, Muthalapozhi
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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