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: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
7
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
14
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder .

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Phong Nha Caves, admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Thai Elephant Home and Zipline. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Suan Dok and Wat Phra Singh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Chiang Mai in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Thai Elephant Home
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and The Grand Palace are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in November since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Take a break from the city and head to Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and Railay Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Tup Island. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island.

Before you visit Krabi Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Relax by the water at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Monkey Hill. 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Bang Tao Beach, stop by NEW ERA'S VIENNA, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through Karon Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Bang Tao Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mossman Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route builder site .

You can fly from Patong to Cairns in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Patong to Cairns is 3 hours. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron Walking Track, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Byron Bay
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and The National Pass. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Blue Mountains in Katoomba--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, The National Pass
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Eastern Beach Reserve and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and Shrine of Remembrance. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity College Chapel, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get some historical perspective at St Peter's Anglican Church and Fallen Soldiers Memorial. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 13th (Fri), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Arrowtown Village, push the limits with an extreme tour, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Hollyford Track, Arrowtown Village
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Queen Charlotte Track. Old St Paul's and Kotuku School Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Wellington to Blenheim to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Victoria, take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wellington attractions planner.

Fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Queen Charlotte Track, Wellington Botanic Garden, Tonga Island Marine Reserve, Wine Tours & Tastings, Kotuku School Memorial
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track
Staglands Wildlife Reserve ©
Staglands Wildlife Reserve

5
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village and St. Lukes Anglican Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Johnson Reserve (in Tauranga), Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track & Mt Maunganui Main Beach) and Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). Saddle up on the 25th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online attractions planner .

Fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tauranga, Taupo, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

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nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Cove Walk and Rangitoto Island. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mount Eden. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tiritiri Matangi Island, meet the residents at Auckland Zoo, explore the activities along Devonport, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rotorua in December: highs in Auckland hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cathedral Cove Walk
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tiritiri Matangi Island ©
Tiritiri Matangi Island

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