60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido, Philippines
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: visit Old Quarter, view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn. You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Dragon Bridge about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An attractions planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Boracay, Philippines

— 5 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Relax by the water at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Diniwid Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and White Beach. Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at 1Boracay. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balinghai Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tambisaan Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Nursery, and head off the coast to Boracay Waters.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Boracay in 9 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Boracay, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boracay: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

El Nido, Philippines

— 3 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Big Lagoon, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 7 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get outdoors at Pandawa Beach and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran), Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali (in Nusa Dua) and Off-Road Tours (in Ubud). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur, indulge in some personalized pampering at Chantara Wellness & Spa, and see some colorful creatures with Ocean Gravity Dive Center Bali.

For maps and tourist information, read our Denpasar trip builder tool.

Fly from El Nido to Denpasar in 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Eastern Beach Reserve and Amour of the Grape Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sovereign Hill and Shrine of Remembrance. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Ballarat Botanical Gardens in Ballarat--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Denpasar to Melbourne in 9 hours. Traveling from Denpasar to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Denpasar in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 6 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Visiting Wentworth Falls Lookout and Blue Mountains Biking Adventures will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia

— 6 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Byron Walking Track and Sundive Byron Bay. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Siem Reap on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Angkor National Museum and Cambodia Landmine Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, and look for gifts at Artisans Angkor.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Siem Reap takes 14.5 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast to Siem Reap, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, expect Siem Reap to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Royal Palace Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kuang Si Waterfall. The adventure continues: stroll through Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

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Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Get in touch with nature at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai holiday builder site.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
For shopping fun, head to Chatuchak Weekend Market or Siam Paragon. Wat Pho and Wat Maha That are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

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.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

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.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.

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.

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.