60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Takayama, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Train
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly to Francisco B. Reyes Airport, Drive to Culion
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Culion, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Drive to Francisco B. Reyes Airport, Fly to Puerto Princesa Airport, Drive to Narra
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Narra, Philippines
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive
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Linapacan, Philippines
— 1 night
Drive to El Nido Airport, Fly to Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 day
Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to New Delhi
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New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Drive
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Agra, India
Fly
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 day
Drive
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Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bumthang, Bhutan
Drive to Paro Airport, Fly to Mumbai
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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan — 5 nights

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.
Odaiba District and Ginza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Akihabara, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Takayama.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

Takayama, Japan — 2 nights

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), stop by Sanmachi Suji, then admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Hida Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village, learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Takayama travel planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Takayama by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Takayama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyoto.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Kyoto, Japan — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Kyoto Round Trip Trail, Kitayama Course East Route and Ume Sakura. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arashiyama and Nijo Castle. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, stop by Fuuka-Kimono, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online vacation builder.

Drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Osaka, Japan — 2 nights

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 5th (Mon), take a stroll through Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Hiroshima, Japan — 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach & Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seoul.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Seoul, South Korea — 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Bukchon Hanok Village and Gyeongbokgung Palace. There's lots more to do: stop by Insadong, tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and don't miss a visit to Jongmyo Shrine.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Seoul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Beijing.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Beijing, China — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Heaven, and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip site.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Culion.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Culion, Philippines — 3 nights

Culion is a third class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, consisting primarily of Culion Island as well as 41 minor surrounding islands. Get a sense of the local culture at Culion Museum and Archives and Immaculate Conception Church. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Ditaytayan Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Culion trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Beijing to Culion. You'll set off for Narra on the 22nd (Thu).
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Narra, Philippines — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Estrella Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Narra trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Culion to Narra with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Puerto Princesa.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines — 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock and then kick back and relax at Sabang Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pristine Beach, then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and finally stop by Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa trip maker app.

Drive from Narra to Puerto Princesa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Linapacan.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Linapacan, Philippines — 1 night

Linapacan is an island municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, with a fifth-class income classification. On the 25th (Sun), head off the coast to Ginto Island.

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

Explore your travel options from Puerto Princesa to Linapacan with the Route module. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Singapore.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, and then trek along The Southern Ridges. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with City Scoot, wander the streets of Chinatown, then don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, and finally pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Singapore online vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Linapacan to Singapore with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hue.
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Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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 31st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Hue Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hue travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Da Nang.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Da Nang, Vietnam — 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi itinerary maker site.

Fly from Da Nang to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Halong Bay, Vietnam — 1 day

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
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Sapa, Vietnam — 1 night

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sapa journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Delhi.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

New Delhi, India — 3 nights

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Get some cultural insight at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to India Gate, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sapa to New Delhi in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sapa to New Delhi, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Agra, India

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the striking features of Taj Mahal and then admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thimphu.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Thimphu, Bhutan — 1 day

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then see the interesting displays at National Textile Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery, and finally take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Thimphu travel planner.

Fly from Agra to Thimphu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Agra in August; daily highs in Thimphu reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paro.
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Wildlife · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Paro, Bhutan — 2 nights

A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paro trip planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Bumthang.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Bumthang, Bhutan

Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bumthang trip planner.

Getting from Paro to Bumthang by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mumbai.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Mumbai, India — 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step out of the city life by going to Marine Drive and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Dharavi and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bumthang to Mumbai. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Bumthang to Mumbai. In August, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.
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