39 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

39 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Kuta
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Amed, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Bus to Denpasar Airport, Fly to Darwin
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Darwin, Australia
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
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Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Friends Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Heuan Chan Heritage Luang Prabang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xieng Mouane. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at UXO Visitors Centre, stop by Whisky Village, then explore the world behind art at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip planner.

London, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from London to Luang Prabang, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Luang Prabang hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Phac Hat Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Cantonese Assembly Hall, then contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and finally browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Da Bao Real Leather, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, then admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An travel website.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Hoi An by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Zen Spa, then examine the collection at Angkor National Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Terrace of the Elephants, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, then delve into the distant past at Preah Khan, then brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Cambodia, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Made in Cambodia Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap route maker.

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Bophut, Thailand

— 5 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Laem Sor Pagoda and Wat Khao Chedi. Step out of the city life by going to Choeng Mon Beach and Lipa Noi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bophut: Lamai Viewpoint (in Maret), Taling Ngam (Taling Ngam Muay Thai & Wat Khirimat) and Dusit Dhewa - Samui Cultural Center and Fine Art of South East Asia (in Lipa Noi). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get your game on at Easykart - Go Karting, make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and take in the dramatic scenery at Khun Si Waterfall.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bophut by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as C&M Learn Thai Culture and Leela Beach. Wat Khao Tham and Wat Chaloklum will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and stroll around Than Sadet Waterfall National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan route maker tool.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Kuta, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Get in touch with nature at Balangan Beach and Bingin Beach. Visit Melasti Beach and Mengiat Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan) and Nyang-nyang Beach (in Pecatu). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum PASIFIKA, kick back and relax at Kelan Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dreamland Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Kuta is 1 hour. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in July, you will find days in Kuta are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amed.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Amed, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Tenganan Ancient Village. For shopping fun, head to Amed Art Gallery or Wacky Jacky's. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amed: Spas (in Manggis) and Lotus Lagoon (in Candidasa). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lipah Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amed day trip tool.

Getting from Kuta to Amed by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kuta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amed, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Darwin, Australia

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Readback Books and Aboriginal Art. Appreciate the collections at Darwin Military Museum and 1934 Qantas Hangar. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park in Douglas-Daly, about 2h 30 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, kick back and relax at Lameroo Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, and see the interesting displays at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Darwin journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amed to Darwin takes 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Amed to Darwin. In August, daytime highs in Darwin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Douglas, Australia

— 3 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Entomological museum and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Opal Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Cape Tribulation Beach). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Horses in Port, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas planner.

Fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Darwin in August, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns, Australia

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Appreciate the collections at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and KickArts Contemporary Arts. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Monica's Cathedral and Cairns Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, have fun at Figtree Playground, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning website.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get your game on at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, then stop by The Strand Arcade, then wander the streets of Cockle Bay Wharf, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, stroll around Nielsen Park, then get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Customs House.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.