14 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

14 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  34​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
4
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  15​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Singapore trip itinerary site .

Istanbul, Turkey to Singapore is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Nightlife Tours

4
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Roma Street Parkland and Story Bridge. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Brisbane takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Brisbane is 2 hours. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Eagle Street Pier ©
Eagle Street Pier

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 9th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne sightseeing website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore and take pictures at National Taiwan University, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, make a trip to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taipei road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Taipei with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Taipei due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Taipei, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Wufengchi Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park ©
Hsing Tian Kong ©
Hsing Tian Kong

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trickeye Museum Seoul and Ewha Womans University. Change things up with a short trip to Everland in Yongin (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, stroll through Hangang Park, and appreciate the history behind Gwanghwamun Gate.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner .

Getting from Taipei to Seoul by combination of subway and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Seoul. Traveling from Taipei in December, things will get cooler in Seoul: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Seoul

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Everland
Highlights from your plan
Everland ©
Everland
Ewha Womans University ©
Ewha Womans University
Gwanghwamun Gate ©
Gwanghwamun Gate

1
day
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, then appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

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

You can fly from Seoul to Istanbul in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in December, with highs in Istanbul at 7°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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