36 days in South Pacific, Asia, United States & Canada Itinerary

36 days in South Pacific, Asia, United States & Canada Itinerary

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36 days in South Pacific, Asia, United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Antofagasta, Chile
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
4
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  11 h 45 min
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
8
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  14 h
10
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h 30 min
11
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
12
Philadelphia, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Antofagasta, Chile

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night
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
On the 17th (Tue), get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport, and then get impressive views of Mount Eden.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Auckland trip planner .

Antofagasta, Chile to Auckland is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Antofagasta to Auckland is 16 hours. Traveling from Antofagasta in March, you will find days in Auckland are little chillier (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Rangitoto Island ©
Rangitoto Island
Devonport ©
Devonport

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Otago Central Rail Trail and Hollyford Track. Step out of Queenstown to go to Te Anau and see Milford Sound, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn.

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You can fly from Auckland to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Otago Central Rail Trail, Milford Sound
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Zipline
Otago Central Rail Trail ©
Otago Central Rail Trail
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Blue Mountains. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Bridal Veil Falls). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route app .

Getting from Queenstown to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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night
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally make a trip to Rajpath.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to New Delhi in 15.5 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, you will find days in New Delhi are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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India Gate ©
India Gate
Lodhi Garden ©
Lodhi Garden
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Visit Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kathmandu holiday builder website .

Getting from New Delhi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get slightly colder in Kathmandu: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka Castle (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kathmandu to Kyoto takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Kyoto is 3 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in March, expect nights in Kyoto to be a bit cooler, around 5°C, while days are cooler, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Osaka Castle
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and finally examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Haleiwa) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Honolulu takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 19 hours traveling from Tokyo to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. Relax by the water at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Napili Beach and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lahaina attractions planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Zipline
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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Banff National Park, Canada

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Sunshine Village and Johnston Canyon. Step out of Banff National Park to go to Canmore and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 05 min away.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Banff National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Banff National Park. In April, Banff National Park is colder than Lahaina - with highs of 9°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Shelby American Inc. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Las Vegas takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Independence National Historical Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Christ Church. Change things up with a short trip to Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, shop like a local with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the galleries of National Museum of American Jewish History.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Philadelphia takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 21°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Princeton University Art Museum
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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