60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Noi Bai International
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
— 4 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 4 nights
Taxi to Suva, Fly to Funafuti
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 2 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 4 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA). Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Hoa Lo Prison. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take a stroll through Old Quarter, learn about all things military at Hanoi Flag Tower, and explore the world behind art at 3D Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip builder.

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

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

— 4 nights
Yap or Wa′ab traditionally refers to an island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, a part of the Federated States of Micronesia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stone Money and Japanese Zeros. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, trek along Tamilyog Trail, snap pictures at Colonia Bridge, and walk around Sunset Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yap online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanoi to Yap. Traveling from Hanoi to Yap, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Yap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Yap

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Momi Battery Historical Park and Tavuni Hill Fort. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Cave Safari and Vatukarasa Village. Go for a jaunt from Sigatoka to Momi to see Scuba Bula Dive Centre about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Naihehe Caves, and stop by Hot Glass Fiji.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sigatoka trip planner.

You can fly from Yap to Sigatoka in 32 hours. Traveling from Yap to Sigatoka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Yap in October since evenings lows in Sigatoka dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Funafuti.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Funafuti, Tuvalu

— 2 nights
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area and Tuvalu National Library. There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Funafuti online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sigatoka to Funafuti by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sigatoka in October, Funafuti is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Funafuti

Wildlife · Parks

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 4 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aitutaki Lagoon and Aitutaki Adventures. Step out of the city life by going to One Foot Island and Mount Maungapu. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Moturakau, take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach, and stop by T & S Artworx.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aitutaki vacation planner.

You can fly from Funafuti to Aitutaki in 21.5 hours. Traveling from Funafuti to Aitutaki, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Sydney, Australia

— 4 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 Anzac Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hyde Park Barracks and ATTY Gallery. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip tool.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Sydney in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Aitutaki to Sydney is 20 hours. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gold Coast, Australia

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Saint Augustine's Catholic Church. Get some historical perspective at Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Whales In Paradise, identify plant and animal life at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cairns, Australia

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Esplanade Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to The Peterson Creek Walking Track and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, make a trip to Freshwater Station, and trek along Red Arrow Walk.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Australia

— 4 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Daintree Discovery Centre. Appreciate the collections at Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cow Bay and see Walu Wugirriga Lookout, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route site.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denpasar.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 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 Taman Ayun Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Melasti Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Ubud (Pura Dalem Ubud & Saraswati Temple), Museum Tanteri (in Tabanan) and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Satya Dharma Shrine & Temple, relax and rejuvenate at The Nest Beachside Spa, and admire the masterpieces at Museum PASIFIKA.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denpasar day trip planning website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Denpasar in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Denpasar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Denpasar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Jakarta, Indonesia

— 2 nights

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
On the 17th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Bike Park, see the interesting displays at Kite Museum of Indonesia, and then explore the historical opulence of Bogor Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Museum Katedral, then steep yourself in history at Candra Naya Building, and finally examine the collection at Art:1 New Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jakarta road trip planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Jakarta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denpasar to Jakarta. In November, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Jakarta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battlebox and National Museum of Singapore. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Gallery Singapore and MacRitchie Nature Trail. Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Peranakan Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and explore the activities along Singapore River.

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Getting from Jakarta to Singapore by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 5 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.
War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as FITO Museum and People's Committee Building. On the 25th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, admire the striking features of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Federated States of Micronesia travel guide

3.9
Bodies of Water · Ruins · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Visit the Federated States of Micronesia to experience life on its 607 small islands, scattered across more than 2,600,000 sq km (1,000,000 sq mi) of the Pacific Ocean. These tropical lands dotted in the sea formed as the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. Today, the four states each have their distinct culture, but share a common ideal of sustainability coupled with an abundance of biological diversity on land and at sea. Enjoy the traditions of the welcoming Micronesian people, and travel between the islands to observe their similarities and differences. A Micronesia holiday offers true exploration, with points of historical, biological, and cultural interest.

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.

Tuvalu travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Government Buildings
A group of tiny atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific, Tuvalu offers plenty of seaside appeal. Most visitors start and end their tour of Tuvalu on Fongfale, the main islet where you'll find the majority of accommodations and other tourist-oriented facilities. Beaches fringed by palms remain the main attractions on Tuvalu, with visitors coming to dive and snorkel the waters sheltering a variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. Others head for the uninhabited islets, which provide no amenities but plenty of chances to spot a range of sea birds.

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.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Java travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Shopping Malls · Theme Parks
Home to over half of Indonesia's population, the island of Java contains the national capital Jakarta, as well as soaring volcanoes, fertile rice paddies, and tiny villages virtually untouched by the modern world. A trip to Java takes you to one of the most densely populated places on the planet, where over 130 million people inhabit an area roughly the size of Greece. The political and economic heart of Indonesia, this island is home to giant cities with lively restaurant and art scenes. Do spend part of your Java vacation exploring the countryside as well: here you can discover sprawling national parks, ancient Buddhist temples, unspoiled rainforests, sandy beaches, and small communities living according to their centuries-old traditions.