35 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

35 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
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Basrah, Iraq
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Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at Arona Spa, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Tokyo is 6 hours. Traveling from Baghdad in June, you will find days in Tokyo are cooler (30°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shimogamo Jinja as well as Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, visit Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto attractions site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tsutenkaku.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Osaka online road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Nara, Japan

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daibutsuden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Todai-ji Temple Nandai Gate, then stroll through Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, shop like a local with Experience YAMATO, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple 5 Stories Pagoda, then look for gifts at Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo, and finally examine the collection at Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nara holiday builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and admire the landmark architecture of Jin Mao Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai day trip planner.

Fly from Nara to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nara to Shanghai. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Beijing, China

— 3 nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, stroll through Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), and take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, plan for little chillier nights in Beijing, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Hong Kong, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hong Kong, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Beijing to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Xi'an, China

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square and then get a dose of the wild on Travel China Guide.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an journey planning website.

Fly from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, Xi'an is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Xi'an

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Melbourne, Australia

— 3 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Block Arcade, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route website.

Getting from Xi'an to Melbourne by flight takes about 16 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Xi'an to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Xi'an in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sydney, Australia

— 3 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brisbane, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra), Bloomin Lotus Yoga (in Currimundi) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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 3rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Boomerang Art - Aboriginal & Contemporary Fine Art, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, and then experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Basrah.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Basrah, Iraq

On the 5th (Mon), gain insight at University of Basrah.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Basrah trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Basrah. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Basrah due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in July: high temperatures in Basrah hover around 56°C and lows are around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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