My big Asia trip started in Beijing on June, 2018 and ended in December, 2018. The plan was to travel for six months and make a circle through China and dip down to Myanmar and Laos. I got side-tracked and kept going west after Urumqi, China into the 'stans for a couple of months. Then I extended the circle by flying south to Dubai, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Myanmar. I continued overland through Myanmar and Laos by bus and then back up through China to Beijing by train. Here is where I went: Beijing, China Great Wall of China (Badaling) Datong, China Yungang Grottoes Hanging Monastery (Hunyuan, China) Pingyao, China Mianshan Mountain (Jiexiu, China) Xi'an, China Terracotta Warriors Site Huashan Mountains Longmen Grottoes (Luoyang, China) Maijishan Grottoes (Tianshui, China) Lanzhou, China Zhangye, China (Danxia Geological Park) Jiayuguen, China Dunhuang, China Urumqi, China Kashgar, China Yining Ile, China Almaty, Kazakhstan Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Karakol, Kyrgyzstan Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan Osh, Kyrgyzstan Khujand, Tajikistan Dushanbe, Tajikistan Samarkand, Uzbekistan Bukhara, Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan Shymkent, Kazakhstan Turkestan, Kazakhstan Taraz, Kazakhstan Dubai, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates New Delhi, India Agra, India Ranthambhore National Park, India Jaipur, India Jodhpur, India Kathmandu, Nepal Nagarkot, Nepal Chitwan National Park, Nepal Colombo, Sri Lanka Kandy, Sri Lanka Sigiriya, Sri Lanka Ella, Sri Lanka Tissa, Sri Lanka Galle, Sri Lanka Bangkok, Thailand Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Yangon, Myanmar Npa An, Myanmar (crossed Thailand by bus in less than 24 hours) Vientiane, Laos Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Namtha, Laos Jinghong, China Kunming, China Guilin, China Nanjing, China Beijing, China
These are the notes from my 3 month trip around Europe in 2010. It covers 20+ countries, including Turkey, Egypt, and Israel. We tried to travel on the ground by bus, train, and boat as much as possible. The only flights we took were from Belfast to Amsterdam, Athens to Cairo, round trip, and Athens to Rome.