60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
9
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
12
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
13
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Oslo, Norway

4
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Get some cultural insight at Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Museum-lovers will get to explore The Palace Museum and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), stop by Nanluoguxiang, admire the striking features of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Heaven.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Beijing road trip app .

Oslo, Norway to Beijing is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Oslo to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

5
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Let the collections at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Zhang'ailing Former Home Changde Apartment capture your imagination. The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession will appeal to history buffs. Explore Shanghai's surroundings by going to Suzhou (Suzhou Museum & Tongli Town), Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, shop like a local with Xintiandi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Longhua Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai travel route planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Beijing in February; daily highs in Shanghai reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Suzhou, Shaxi Ancient Town, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

5
nights
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.
Tokyo National Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Sankeien Gardens (in Naka), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ginza, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Tokyo. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Sankeien Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park to see The National Pass about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Justice & Police Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sydney takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

7
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get outdoors at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Kuta Beach - Bali. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Saraswati Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Sanur (StrangeButCool & Pantai Sanur), Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). Pamper yourself for a day on the 27th (Wed) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, and view the masterpieces at Threads of Life.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ubud journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Ubud in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ubud. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: highs in Ubud hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Kuta Beach - Bali, Tanah Lot Temple, Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). On the next day, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Ho Chi Minh City Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ubud to Ho Chi Minh City in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ubud in March, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stop by Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip maker tool .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Heng Naysim Tranditional Cambodian Weaving House
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

5
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.
Bayon Temple and Banteay Srei are good opportunities to explore the local culture. One Eleven Gallery and Theam's House will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, and admire the landmark architecture of Banteay Kdei.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Cotic. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rubin Cloth Shop and Central Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen) and Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART)). Spend the 10th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siem Reap to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Siem Reap in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Hoi An, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature & National University. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum, and browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Falls. On the next day, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, then admire the striking features of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, make a trip to Khao San Road, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Bangkok takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Luang Prabang in April, with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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