60 days in Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Kuta, Indonesia
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 nights

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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and admire the masterpieces at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker website.

Findon, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Findon to Luang Prabang is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Findon in July; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Hanoi road trip planning app.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 27th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Planning Chiang Mai trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

Start your trip to Bangkok by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Patong, Thailand — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, stop by David Jone Fashion, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. August in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip website.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Melbourne takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Patong to Melbourne. Traveling from Patong in August, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Queenstown.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Take a break from Queenstown with a short trip to Chard Farm Winery in Gibbston, about 30 minutes away. On the 17th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. On the 18th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Discover how to plan a Queenstown trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rotorua.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

Rotorua, New Zealand — 5 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rotorua travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Rotorua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 1 night

City of Sails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip maker tool.

Fly from Rotorua to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rotorua in August: highs in Auckland hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

The Harbour City

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 find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

Planning Sydney trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Auckland to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 30:

Gold Coast, Australia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then head outdoors with Qld Luxury Car Rentals. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kuta.
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Kuta, Indonesia — 5 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). The adventure continues: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Nyaman Gallery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuta road trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Kuta in 9 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast to Kuta, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in September: high temperatures in Kuta hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Ubud.
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Ubud, Indonesia — 4 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Fusion Freedive and Spearfishing in Sanur--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, take in a show at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip planner.

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 7 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

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Fly from Ubud to Singapore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 17:

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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Thailand travel guide

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Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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New Zealand travel guide

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Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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