60 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  28 h
1
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  6 h 45 min
2
Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h
8
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant and then go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nadi day trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Nadi is an approximately 27- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Nadi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, expect Nadi to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Nadi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, &more).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nadi to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nadi in October, with highs in Gold Coast at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Manly Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Odd Mountain, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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 these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Flagstaff Hill Lookout, &more), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Spas (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Laserfun, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and walk around Anzac Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari (in Sanur), USS Liberty Shipwreck (in Tulamben) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Besakih Temple, delve into the distant past at Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Ubud by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns to Ubud, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in October, Ubud is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Tirta Empul Temple, Mason Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

6
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pecatu (Uluwatu Temple & Bingin Beach) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). The adventure continues: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, view the masterpieces at Reservoart, kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuta online road trip planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Seminyak, Pecatu, Pantai Sanur, Tanah Lot Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong online tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kuta to Patong in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Phang Nga Bay., Banana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ancient City, Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

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 Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and make a trip to Wat Ched Yot.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online journey builder.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bangkok in November since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Edinburgh takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chiang Mai to Edinburgh is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in November, with highs in Edinburgh at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

4
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Isle of Skye: Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Arisaig Archery), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Kinlochewe (Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve & Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye travel planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Isle of Skye, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Arisaig, Kinlochewe, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Plockton Harbour, Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail

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