35 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

35 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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35 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  24​h
1
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Darwin, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
9
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


3
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
The Great War Exhibition and Wellington Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and Southward Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa), admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Victoria.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wellington tour builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Wellington is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Toronto to Wellington. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Wellington to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Southward Car Museum, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

3
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canterbury Museum and Saint Peter's Anglican Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cardboard Cathedral and Port Hills. Change things up with these side-trips from Christchurch: Akaroa (Akaroa Museum & Catholic St. Patrick's Akaroa). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michaels and All Angels, explore the world behind art at Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu), and admire all the interesting features of Riccarton House & Bush.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Christchurch holiday builder app .

You can fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Christchurch. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akaroa
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Riccarton House & Bush ©
Riccarton House & Bush
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Museum of Sydney. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian Museum of Magical Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Christchurch to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Nan Tien Temple
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

2
nights
Darwin, Australia

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll explore and learn at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Darwin Aviation Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Defence of Darwin Experience and 1934 Qantas Hangar. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery, and brush up on your military savvy at East Point Military Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Darwin in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Etty Bay (in Innisfail) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in May: highs in Cairns hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Crystal Caves, Etty Bay, Four Mile Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
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Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Tanah Lot Temple and USS Liberty Shipwreck are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tirta Empul Temple and CushCush Gallery. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Ujung Water Palace (in Karangasem), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Bali Trick Art (in Legian). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balangan Beach, admire the masterpieces at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, and examine the collection at Neka Art Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ubud road trip tool .

Getting from Cairns to Ubud by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairns in May since evenings lows in Ubud dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ujung Water Palace, Balangan Beach, Tirta Empul Temple, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Uluwatu Temple
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Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Wat Phra Singh and Wat Si Suphan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ubud to Chiang Mai takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Chiang Mai is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Ubud in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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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 29th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings 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. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 31st (Sun), kick back and relax at Ao Sane, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Karon View Point, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Baan Kamala.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Phuket Town is slightly colder than Bangkok - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wat Baan Kamala, Ao Sane, Karon View Point, Patong Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

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nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at East Coast Park, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, and then examine the collection at National Museum of Singapore. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Peranakan Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, and then take an in-depth tour of The Changi Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planner.

Getting from Phuket Town to Singapore by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phuket Town to Singapore. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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National Museum of Singapore ©
National Museum of Singapore
The Changi Museum ©
The Changi Museum
Battlebox ©
Battlebox