29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Leh, India
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
2
Agra, India
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  8 h
6
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Thiksey Monastery and Gurdwara Pathar Sahib are in your itinerary. Likir Gompa and Basgo gompa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Alchi Monastary in Alchi--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary maker website .

Manchester, UK to Leh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some cultural insight at Agra Fort and Balkeshwar Mandir. Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Soami Bagh. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip builder .

Getting from Leh to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, 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 more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Agra to Bangkok by combination of train and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then delve into the distant past at Baphuon Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and finally delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, stroll through Ao Plai Laem, and enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pantai Sanur and Padang Padang Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Karang Beach in Sanur (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, make a splash at Waterbom Bali, have fun at SuperHuman Fitness Bali, and stroll through Jimbaran Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuta driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta in 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta due to the time zone difference. In August, Kuta is little chillier than Ko Pha Ngan - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Denpasar, Pecatu, SuperHuman Fitness Bali, Jimbaran Bay, Tanah Lot Temple
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park, steep yourself in history at Mengening Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then browse the exhibits of Threads of Life, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ubud are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Mason Elephant Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park

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.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Ubud to Kyoto in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in August, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

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

3
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.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace Museum and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple, and steep yourself in history at Bell and Drum Towers.

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

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Beijing takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kyoto in August since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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