20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
3
Agra, India
— 1 night
4
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
5
Kovalam, India
— 2 nights
6
Alappuzha, India
— 1 night
7
Kannur, India
— 2 nights
8
Goa, India
— 2 nights
9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights

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 28th (Sat), stop by Raja's Fashions and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Bangkok is 7 hours. Traveling from Dublin in December, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and then delve into the distant past at Bayon Temple. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pub Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, thendelve into the distant past at Preah Khan, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap route planning tool.

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Siem Reap sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Rajrani Souvenirs, thencontemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Agra online visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Siem Reap to Agra in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1.5 hours. In January, Agra is cooler than Siem Reap - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, thenexplore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Pachouli. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, thenidentify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Agra in January: highs in Jaipur hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish 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.
On the 5th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenkick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, thenstroll through Samudra Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chowara Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kovalam visit planning site.

You can fly from Jaipur to Kovalam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Kovalam hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Chowara Beach ©
Chowara 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, thenkick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then stroll through Alappuzha Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kovalam to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, and then kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, thenkick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kannur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Alappuzha to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Ezhara Beach ©
Ezhara 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.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip website.

You can fly from Kannur to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Goa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village & Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Wed) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai journey maker.

You can fly from Goa to Dubai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In January, Dubai is little chillier than Goa - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough 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
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

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