60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Beijing, China
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Seoul, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
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Kyoto, Japan
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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Singapore, Singapore
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Kathmandu, Nepal

— 4 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Get some cultural insight at Swayambhunath Temple and Jaganath (Krishna) Temple. Visit Boudhanath Stupa and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur to see Nyatapola Temple about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kathmandu trip itinerary builder site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kathmandu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Kathmandu. While traveling from Stockholm, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kathmandu, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Thimphu.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thimphu, Bhutan

— 3 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Phajoding Monastery and Simtokha Dzong. Get outdoors at Dochula Pass and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, get engrossed in the history at Simply Bhutan Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Thimphu online trip builder.

Getting from Kathmandu to Thimphu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Thimphu is 0.2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in October; daily highs in Thimphu reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beijing, China

— 4 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Heaven and 798 Art Zone. Your inner history buff will appreciate Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Gong Wang Fu. Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Juyong Pass of Great Wall, pause for some photo ops at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and catch a live event at Olympic Park.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Thimphu to Beijing takes 13 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Thimphu to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Thimphu in October: highs in Beijing hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bongeunsa Temple and Changgyeonggung Palace. Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and Korean Folk Village (in Yongin). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, appreciate the history behind Jogyesa Temple, admire the masterpieces at Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Grevin Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seoul when traveling from Beijing in October, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jeju, South Korea

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Visiting Woljeongri Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach and Sehwa Beach. Step out of Jeju with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Seogwipo--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Geomunoreum, hike along Hallasan, get curious at Nexon Computer Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jeju online vacation planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Jeju, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Tenryuji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine, wander the streets of Pontocho District, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Jeju in October, Kyoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Make the 2nd (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi holiday planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Hanoi in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kyoto to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phu Khao Noi and Wat Khao Tham. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bottle Beach and Ao Chaloklum Bay. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum, get outside with Plongee Koh Phangan Diving, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In November in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 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 cultural insight at Battlebox and National Gallery Singapore. Explore hidden gems such as MacRitchie Nature Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Sentosa Boardwalk about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kranji War Memorial, see the interesting displays at The Intan, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Singapore takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Singapore, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Singapore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in Singapore

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Mount Kawi. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pantai Sanur and Karma Beach Bali. Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu), Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi) and Melasti Beach (in Ungasan). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Joe's Gone Diving, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple, and stroll through Sindhu Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denpasar online visit planner.

Getting from Singapore to Denpasar by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In November in Denpasar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

— 2 nights
A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tado Village and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Labuan Bajo tour site.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Sydney, Australia

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Vaucluse House. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Scenic Walkway. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online road trip planner.

Fly from Labuan Bajo to Sydney in 14 hours. Traveling from Labuan Bajo to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Auckland, New Zealand

— 10 nights

City of Sails

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Auckland Museum and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Eden and Muriwai Beach Horse Treks. Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach), Woodhill Mountain Bike Park (in Woodhill) and Orewa (Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway & Orewa Beach). There's much more to do: stroll around Albert Park, make a trip to SkyTower, kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Takapuna Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Auckland in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier days in Auckland, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.

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.