53 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

53 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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53 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Xiulin, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Yuchi, Taiwan
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Manila, Philippines
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Auckland, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
When in Hong Kong, make a side trip to see Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau, approximately 1h 35 min away. Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple), stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hong Kong road trip planning app .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Hong Kong. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruins of St. Paul's
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanghai: Suzhou (Tongli Town, Suzhou Museum, & more) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and contemplate the long history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

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Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, expect Shanghai to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

6
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli), Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). On the 27th (Thu), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Taipei takes 5 hours. Traveling from Shanghai in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Taipei: highs are around 91°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

4
nights
Xiulin, Taiwan

Xiulin ©
Xiulin is known for trails, nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Taroko Gorge, make a trip to Hehuan Peak Entrance, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shihmen Mountain, and appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Xiulin travel route tool .

Fly from Taipei to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chongde Bay ©
Chongde Bay

3
nights
Yuchi, Taiwan

Yuchi ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yuchi: Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

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Take a bus from Xiulin to Yuchi in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

5
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple (in Annan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, explore the ancient world of Guandimiao, get a sense of history and politics at Zhutianyiyuan, and explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre.

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Traveling by car from Yuchi to Kaohsiung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Dragonfly Art Studio, Xiao Liu Qiu, Zhutianyiyuan
Highlights from your plan
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum

5
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Pamitinan (in Rodriguez), Pasay (Runway Manila & Myth of the Human Body) and Greenbelt Mall (in Makati). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rizal Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head outdoors with PAR Motorrad.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kaohsiung to Manila takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Manila are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Makati, Pasay, Mt. Pamitinan, PAR Motorrad
Highlights from your plan
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from Manila to Sydney takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in July, expect Sydney to be much colder, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Sydney Harbour National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and listen to music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Auckland takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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