37 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

37 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Huay Xai, Laos
— 1 day
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ha Long, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Drive to Van Don International Airport, Fly to Da Nang International Airport, Drive to Hue
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Pakse, Laos
— 4 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Kampot, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Hobart to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok day trip site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Bangkok in 12 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bangkok in November since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 3 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, then stroll around Singha Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Huay Pla Kang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, then explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower Chiang Rai.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chiang Rai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, expect nights in Chiang Rai to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Huay Xai, Laos

— 1 day
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then don't miss a visit to Project Kajsiab Laos.

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Drive from Chiang Rai to Huay Xai in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Wildlife · Parks

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, then make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, then admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and finally look for gifts at Ma Te Sai.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang online holiday planner.

You can drive from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in 8 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Vientiane, Laos

— 2 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 23rd (Mon), walk around Buddha Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang). On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ho Phra Keo, walk around Mekong Riverside Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That Khao, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vientiane trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 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 (Wed), stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Vientiane to Hanoi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Ha Long, Vietnam

— 1 night
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ha Long travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ha Long in 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ha Long

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Transportation

Hue, Vietnam

— 2 nights
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 29th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hue trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Ha Long to Hue with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing site.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Pakse, Laos

— 4 nights

Gateway to Southern Laos

Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Get out of town with these interesting Pakse side-trips: Si Phan Don (in Don Loppadi), Tad Fane (in Paksong) and Champasak Town (Chez Maman, Wat Phu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Bolaven Plateau, make a trip to Wat Luang Temple, take in the views from Lao Nippon Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Champasak Historical Heritage Museum.

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Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Pakse takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Temple Town

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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, and finally stop by Ambre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pub Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pakse to Siem Reap takes 9 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Central Market, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

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Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kampot.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Kampot, Cambodia

— 2 nights
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Tiny Kampot Pillows, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kep National Park, and then browse the exhibits of Black Cat Kep. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Potshots and then explore the striking landscape of Bokor National Park.

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You can drive from Phnom Penh to Kampot in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kampot

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), and then explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, then stroll around Lumpini Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and finally take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kampot to Bangkok in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Melbourne by flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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