30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
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Galle, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National History Museum and Gandantegchenling Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cheketours and Beatles Square. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aryabal Meditation Temple, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip app.

Manila, Philippines to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 12-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in May; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach 19°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Beijing, China

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. Kids will enjoy Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum. There's more to do: explore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Beijing online road trip planner.

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ulaanbaatar in May, plan for much hotter days in Beijing, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Shanghai, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Travel China Guide and Yu Garden (Yuyuan). Explore hidden gems such as Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), walk around Fuxing Park, examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in May since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Hong Kong, China

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sandbox VR and Kowloon Park. Bring the kids along to Hong Kong Disneyland and Victoria Peak (The Peak). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Lamma Island, deepen your understanding at Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong, explore the wide array of goods at SOGO Tsim Sha Tsui, and make a trip to Lion's Pavilion at The Peak.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hong Kong online trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in May; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

New Delhi, India

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at KidZania Delhi NCR.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to New Delhi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to New Delhi is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in May, you will find days in New Delhi are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Jaipur, India

— 5 nights

Pink City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Elefanjoy. Family-friendly places like Govind Dev Ji Temple and Akshardham Temple will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, see the interesting displays at Jaipur Wax Museum, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Galle, Sri Lanka

— 4 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dutch Reformed Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beruwala Beach and Community Tsunami Museum. Take a break from Galle with a short trip to Ahungalla Beach in Ahungalla, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stop by Forbes Gems & Jewellers, and explore the galleries of Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Jaipur to Galle in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Jaipur in May, you will find days in Galle are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Ella, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Demodara Loop, expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ella trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Ella are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Mongolia travel guide

4.2
Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.