60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 9 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
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Pacific Harbour, Fiji
— 1 night
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 4 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 7 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, and don't miss a visit to St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel planner.

Exeter, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Exeter to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Mỹ Sơn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hoi An Museum. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, push the limits with an extreme tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Huyen Sy, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then see some colorful creatures with Rainbow Divers-Saigon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

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

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Singapore, Singapore

— 6 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get some historical perspective at Battlebox and St Andrew's Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at MacRitchie Nature Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery Singapore, take a stroll through Chinatown, get engrossed in the history at Asian Civilisations Museum, and make a trip to Singapore Flyer.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore online road trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ubud, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tirta Empul Temple and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Cave and Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Nungnung Waterfall (in Nungnung), Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang) and Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari (in Sanur). The adventure continues: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a peaceful walk through Sangeh Monkey Forest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ubud journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ubud takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In September in Ubud, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Kuta, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Balangan Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Pura Petitenget. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali, make a splash at Waterbom Bali, don't miss a visit to Santo Fransiskus Xaverius, and stroll through Jimbaran Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuta trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns, Australia

— 9 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Esplanade Boardwalk and Shark Diving. Get some cultural insight at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Opal Reef (in Port Douglas). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and stroll through Nudey Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns holiday planner.

Getting from Kuta to Cairns by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuta in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cairns, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 8 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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Three Sisters and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls Lookout and The Giant Stairway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, trek along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pacific Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Harbour, Fiji

— 1 night
At the eastern end of Coral Coast, only a short drive from Suva, lies Pacific Harbour, Fiji's self-styled adventure capital.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pacific Harbour trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sydney to Pacific Harbour by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Fiji Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, Pacific Harbour is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Pacific Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 2 nights
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
On the 29th (Fri), look for gifts at Hot Glass Fiji, contemplate the long history of Vatukarasa Village, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Naihehe Caves, then take an exotic tour of Off-Road Cave Safari, and then contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sigatoka vacation maker website.

Drive from Pacific Harbour to Sigatoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sigatoka can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Nadi, Fiji

— 4 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and Scuba Bula Dive Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Koroyanitu National Heritage Park and Denarau Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subar Maniya, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and take in the waterfront activity at Vuda Point Marina Fiji.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nadi vacation planner.

You can drive from Sigatoka to Nadi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 7 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Get in touch with nature at Aitutaki Lagoon and Akaiami. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to One Foot Island and O'otu Beach. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Aitutaki Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden, step off the mainland to explore Moturakau, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aitutaki trip planner.

Fly from Nadi to Aitutaki in 18.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Standard Time to Cook Islands Standard Time is minus 22 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Cook Islands travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.