39 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

39 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
2
Wellington, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  6 h 30 min
9
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
10
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
11
Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
12
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubai day trip tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Dubai is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in November: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Safaris

7
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Get out of town with these interesting Wellington side-trips: Paraparaumu (Southward Car Museum & Nyco Chocolates), Picton (Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough Sounds) and Poppies Martinborough (in Martinborough). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, head off the coast to Kapiti Island, identify plant and animal life at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Wellington journey planning site.

Fly from Dubai to Wellington in 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Wellington, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Wellington reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Paraparaumu, Picton, Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden, Kapiti Island
Highlights from your plan
Marlborough Sounds ©
Marlborough Sounds
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track

2
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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Wellington to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Brisbane is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Wellington in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sydney to Perth by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Perth, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see Off-Road Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Hanoi takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Railay Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Catholic Church.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hanoi to Krabi Town in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Urban Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then have some family-friendly fun at VRx, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colombo online trip builder.

Fly from Bangkok to Colombo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Colombo due to the time zone difference. December in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

3
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy online journey builder.

Fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sampath Gems (in Ratnapura) and Kirigalpotta (in Ohiya). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sampath Gems, Kirigalpotta
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Kirigalpotta ©
Kirigalpotta
Sampath Gems ©
Sampath Gems

3
nights
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Unawatuna is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Unawatuna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Galle Fort, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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