52 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

52 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
9
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
10
Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
11
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Subway:  4 h 15 min
14
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
+2
Subway + Foot + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

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.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, stop by Raja's Fashions, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planning site.

Paris, France to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Paris to Bangkok. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
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.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Pub Street, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip planning tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and cool off at Cairns Wake park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns trip maker app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Cairns by flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Macalister Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

5
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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, have fun at Break One, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Te Anau: Milford Sound (Bowen Falls & Milford sound Hwy). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, trek along The Chasm Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gertrude Saddle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Te Anau sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Milford Sound, Lake Marian Track
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

4
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taupo: Ridge Track (in Whakapapa), Rotorua (Redwoods Treewalk, Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, &more) and Tongariro National Park (Mounds Walk, Tawhai Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, stop by Huka Honey Hive, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Taupo day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Te Anau to Taupo in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, Rotorua
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Taupo to Tokyo in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Taupo to Tokyo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and visit Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Shanghai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Shanghai sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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nights
Beijing, China

Beijing
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: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Beijing driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Shanghai to Beijing by combination of flight and subway takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Shanghai in January, plan for slightly colder days in Beijing, with highs around 3°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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