29 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

29 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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29 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  20​h
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
6
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
7
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
10
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Doi Inthanon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community and Wat Phra Singh. On the 18th (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai sightseeing website .

Bristol, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Zipline

2
nights
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 19th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, then surround yourself with nature on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Bangkok to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Preah Khan. Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Cambodia Landmine Museum. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Zipline
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and My Khe Beach. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Siem Reap to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

1
night
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder .

Getting from Nha Trang to Sydney by flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Nha Trang to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society, view the masterpieces at Craft Victoria, and examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Monkey Hill. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, stop by P & C Jewelry, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Patong takes 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Patong. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Patong hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon View Point, Nai Harn Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

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