16 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

16 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  22 h
1
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Agra, India
— 1 night
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
6
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), then don't miss a visit to Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and finally get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing online travel route builder.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Beijing is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in October, expect Beijing to be much colder, temps between 66°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally get great views at Jin Mao Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Buddha Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Beijing in October; daily highs in Shanghai reach 75°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and then find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, expect Hong Kong to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

1
night
New Delhi, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read New Delhi road trip planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to New Delhi by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra travel planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then admire the striking features of The Great Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Street of Facades and then explore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle.

Plan my day in Petra - Wadi Musa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and car from Agra to Petra - Wadi Musa in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle

2
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Step out of Giza to go to Saqqara and see Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, browse the exhibits of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ramses II.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Giza day trip website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Giza in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Giza are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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