20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

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20 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  17​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h 45​min
3
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Kovalam, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Alappuzha, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Kannur, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Goa, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Raja's Fashions and then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok planning tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Bangkok is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Bangkok reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, then steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pub Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, and finally explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Jahangir Mahal and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort. On the next day, look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Siem Reap to Agra takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1 hour. In January, Agra is colder than Siem Reap - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Pachouli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Agra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Kovalam, India

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Hawa Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, then kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, and finally stroll through Chowara Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Kovalam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip builder app .

You can drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Azhikkal Beach, and then kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Thottada Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ezhara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kannur in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

2
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Goa using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kannur to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village & Bur Dubai Grand Mosque). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Wed) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque.

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Fly from Goa to Dubai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goa to Dubai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Goa in January, with highs in Dubai at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque

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