31 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

31 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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31 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Denver, United States
Fly:  25​h
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly + train:  2​h
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 1 night
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Koror, Palau
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Suva, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Ofu, American Samoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Denver, United States

1
day
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

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Denver, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Hanoi is 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
day
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), then enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, then stop by Saoban, and finally look for gifts at Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Vientiane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Vientiane sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

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Saoban ©
Saoban
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Lao Textiles ©
Lao Textiles

3
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Siam Paragon and Rajawongse Clothier. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grand Palace and Wat Arun Coffee. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, don't miss a visit to Khao San Road, and look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vientiane to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by D.Hindley and then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Phnom Penh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
D.Hindley ©
D.Hindley

1
day
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, then Head underground at Batu Caves, and then identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur day trip planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur. In September in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

1
day
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
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 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens and then take a stroll through Little India.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Jakarta.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Little India ©
Little India

1
day
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Gambir Train Station and then buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Indonesia Mall.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Jakarta day trip planning website .

Getting from Singapore to Jakarta by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jakarta. September in Jakarta sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

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Grand Indonesia Mall ©
Grand Indonesia Mall
Gambir Train Station ©
Gambir Train Station

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Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manila trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jakarta to Manila takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Jakarta to Manila, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jakarta in September, plan for little chillier days in Manila, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koror.

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Robinsons Place Mall ©
Robinsons Place Mall

1
day
Koror, Palau

Koror ©
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Mandarin Fish Lake, don't miss a visit to Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, and then explore the activities along Jellyfish Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koror visit planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manila to Koror. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Chuuk Time (CHUT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Moresby.

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Jellyfish Lake ©
Jellyfish Lake
Mandarin Fish Lake ©
Mandarin Fish Lake
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

few
hours
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Moresby trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Koror to Port Moresby in 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Port Vila.

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Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery

2
days
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Vanuatu Handicraft Markets, look for gifts at Gallery Blong Vanuatu, then stop by Pandanus Vanuatu Ltd, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Port Vila Markets, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Mele Cascades and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Vila attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Port Moresby to Port Vila in 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Moresby to Port Vila due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Moresby in September: high temperatures in Port Vila hover around 81°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Suva.

Things to do in Port Vila

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Adventure
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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Port Vila Markets ©
Port Vila Markets

1
day
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Suva road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Vila to Suva. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Vila to Suva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Vila in September, you will find days in Suva are little chillier (75°F), and nights are a bit warmer (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

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Damodar City Centre ©
Damodar City Centre
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market

1
day
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nuku'alofa road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suva to Nuku'alofa. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Suva to Nuku'alofa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Suva in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Nuku'alofa, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ofu.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Centenary Church ©
Centenary Church
Talamahu Markets ©
Talamahu Markets

1
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Ofu, American Samoa

Ofu ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Ofu Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ofu attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Ofu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 23 hours traveling from Nuku'alofa to Ofu due to the time zone difference. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rarotonga.

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Ofu Beach ©
Ofu Beach

3
days
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga ©
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle.
Head to Island Crafts and Tokerau Jimfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) and Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise -Te Ara. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach, savor the flavors at Cook Islands Coffee Company, look for gifts at Perfumes of Rarotonga, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muri Lagoon.

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You can fly from Ofu to Rarotonga in 15.5 hours. In September in Rarotonga, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Papeete.

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Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Bergman & Sons ©
Bergman & Sons

3
days
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and La Maison James Norman Hall. Head to Papeete Roulottes and BIJOUTERIE TAVITAfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, examine the collection at Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum, stop by Tahiti Pearl Market, and steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Papeete tour app .

Traveling by flight from Rarotonga to Papeete takes 3 hours. Traveling from Rarotonga in September, expect nights in Papeete to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

#Shopping, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tahiti, Punaauia, La Maison James Norman Hall
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Papeete Roulottes ©
Papeete Roulottes
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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