26 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

26 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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26 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  29 h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online trip itinerary maker .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Hanoi is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaba Aye Paya.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) road trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

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.
Visit The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation maker tool .

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok by combination of flight and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap online visit planner .

You can fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

2
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Siem Reap to Hue in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

1
night
Da Lat, Vietnam

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát ©

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Thu), look for gifts at Bright Design Studio & Gift Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda) ©
Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda)

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 3 hours. In July, Melbourne is cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Parliament House of Victoria ©
Parliament House of Victoria

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.
The Rocks and Government House will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip builder website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
St Thomas Becket Church ©
St Thomas Becket Church

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