58 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

58 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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58 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
11
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
14
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KL Bird Park, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planning website .

London, UK to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Ulun Danu Bratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 21st (Thu) at some of the best spas. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Batur.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ubud: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Spas Wildlife

Side Trips

Mt Batur, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Spas

4
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, appreciate the history behind Ground Zero Monument, catch some excitement at Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fransiskus Xaverius Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuta tour builder .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nacivet Art Gallery, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route builder .

Getting from Kuta to Cairns by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuta to Cairns is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuta in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)). On the 7th (Sun), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. The adventure continues: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Gold Coast to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound
Highlights from your plan
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

6
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Queenstown to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get much warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, then examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Phnom Penh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

5
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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
Highlights from your plan
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Mahathat & Historic City of Ayutthaya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Falls. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, then stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of The Living Land Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) ©
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

6
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.
On the 10th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 8th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take a tour by water with Travel Agent Hanoi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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