22 days in Asia & Bhutan Itinerary

22 days in Asia & Bhutan Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 1 night
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Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 1 night
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Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China — 3 nights

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.
Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beijing tour itinerary maker website.

Barcelona, Spain to Beijing is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Beijing is 7 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Beijing to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Kyoto, Japan — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ginkakuji Temple. Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online journey maker.

You can fly from Beijing to Kyoto in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Kyoto is somewhat warmer than Beijing - with highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Angkor National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Angkor Wat and Terrace of the Elephants. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Siem Reap takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kyoto to Siem Reap due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kyoto in October, with highs in Siem Reap at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 1 night

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Patong travel planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paro.
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Paro, Bhutan — 3 nights

A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Amedewa Tours and Trek has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Paro Taktsang and Rinpung Dzong. Get some cultural insight at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Kyichu Lhakhang. Go for a jaunt from Paro to Thimphu to see Kuenselphodrang about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten, examine the collection at National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Paro trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Patong to Paro in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Patong to Paro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Patong in October, expect nights in Paro to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.
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Side Trip
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Agra, India — 1 night

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then make a trip to Agra Fort.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Agra trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paro to Agra in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paro to Agra is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Paro in October, expect nights in Agra to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Jaipur, India — 2 nights

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 17th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, and then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Jaipur online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Skydiving. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Jumeirah Public Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, take in the waterfront at Bur Dubai Abra Dock, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai holiday maker.

You can fly from Jaipur to Dubai in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jaipur in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Dubai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi, cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the landmark architecture of Qasr Al Watan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.
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