14 days in Asia Itinerary

14 days in Asia Itinerary

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14 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h
3
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 50°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): walk around Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, then browse the exhibits of San Agustin Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manila road trip website .

Getting from Kyoto to Manila by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Philippines Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in January; daily highs in Manila reach 86°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

3
nights
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Manila to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manila to Bangkok. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Jumeirah, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Dubai takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in January; daily highs in Dubai reach 76°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

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