31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport, Drive to Luanping County
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Luanping County, China
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Train to Da Nang, Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly
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Leh, India
— 4 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
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Luanping County, China — 2 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luanping County: Longhua County (Maojing Dam Forest Park & Dong Cunrui Martyrs cemetery) and Jiulong Lake (in Xinglong County).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Luanping County day trip tool.

Gdansk, Poland to Luanping County is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Gdansk to Luanping County, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beijing.
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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 Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Bell and Drum Towers. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing holiday maker website.

Drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Beijing are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Shanghai.
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Shanghai, China — 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Xitang Ancient Town. Popular historic sites such as Tongli Town and Jade Buddha Temple are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Former French Concession, and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai travel route builder website.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Shanghai. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Hoa Lo Prison. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Hanoi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 1 night

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To plan Hue vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka — 1 night

The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, and then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to kaludiya Pokuna and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya tour builder.

Getting from Hue to Sigiriya by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 15.5 hours. Traveling from Hue to Sigiriya, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kandy.
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Kandy, Sri Lanka — 1 night

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

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Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.
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Leh, India — 4 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alchi Monastery and Hemis Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Likir Gompa and Basgo gompa. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leh online visit planner.

Getting from Kandy to Leh by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Visit Agra Fort and Bageshwarnath Temple for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham in Vrindavan (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 3 nights

Pink City

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.
Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Jaigarh Fort and Govind Dev Ji Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, and don't miss a visit to Birla Mandir Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur online journey planner.

Fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jodhpur.
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Jodhpur, India — 1 night

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally make a trip to Ghanta Ghar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Jodhpur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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China travel guide

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With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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