18 days in Asia Itinerary

18 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  31 h
1
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
7
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Lima, Peru

2
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then stop by K.L. Jewellers.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner.

Lima, Peru to Jaipur is an approximately 31- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Lima to Jaipur, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in October, expect nights in Jaipur to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Wildlife Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then stop by Taj Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and finally make a trip to Rawli Maharaj Temple.

Make your Agra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Agra sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Agra

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

1
night
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Degu Taleju Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Kathmandu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Agra to Kathmandu. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Agra in October: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Climbing Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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.
On the 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally walk around Lumpini Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kathmandu to Bangkok in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.2 hour difference. In October, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Kathmandu - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
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 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of the Dead, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Leper King, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

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 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at island6 Arts Center.

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

You can fly from Siem Reap to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Shanghai. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Siem Reap in October; daily highs in Shanghai reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Parks
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Insadong, then admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul road trip app.

Getting from Shanghai to Seoul by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, ferry, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Seoul is 1 hour. When traveling from Shanghai in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

3
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 18th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jishu Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then wander the streets of Gion.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Seoul to Kyoto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect nights in Kyoto to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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