30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

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30 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  15 h 45 min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
5
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
11
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 45 min
12
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia


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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.
On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Kyoto, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park and then contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and then examine the collection at Love Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul journey builder site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Seoul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kyoto in November, with highs in Seoul at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

2
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 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Temple of Heaven, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Seoul in November, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ariyabal Meditation Temple, then brush up on your military savvy at G.K Zhukov house Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aryabal Meditation Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dashchoilin Monastery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and then view the masterpieces at 976 Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Beijing in November, with highs in Ulaanbaatar at -6°C and lows at -23°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ariyabal Meditation Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Ariyabal Meditation Temple ©
Ariyabal Meditation Temple

2
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, then see the interesting displays at National Gandhi Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Modern Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the masterpieces at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, and finally make a trip to Rajpath.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip app .

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to New Delhi by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ulaanbaatar to New Delhi. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December; daily highs in New Delhi reach 27°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Royal Gaitor Tumbas, examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, and then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip maker site .

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and then admire the striking features of Agra Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Agra day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, then see the interesting displays at Erawan Museum, and then admire the striking features of Ancient City.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok holiday maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Bangkok in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Agra to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Agra in December, you will find days in Bangkok are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Samut Prakan
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at FITO Museum, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Church Huyen Sy, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chantarangsay.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker tool .

You can fly from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Patong Beach, explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and finally take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Karon View Point, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mount Kawi and Yeh Pulu Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the exhibits of Threads of Life, view the masterpieces at Horizon Glassworks, and see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud travel site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Ubud in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Ubud. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Mount Kawi, Ujung Water Palace
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace

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