60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Patong, Thailand
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Nagasaki, Japan
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Patong, Thailand — 12 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Big Buddha Phuket and A&F Tour Travel. Get some historical perspective at Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Napas Art Gallery (in Choeng Thale), Phuket 3D Museum (in Talat Yai) and Naiyang Beach (in Nai Yang). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Surin Beach, and stroll through Yanui Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Patong holiday builder tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Patong is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in September, things will get much warmer in Patong: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Gold Coast.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Kurrawa Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Wellbeing Health Retreats (in Suffolk Park) and Husk Distillers (in Tumbulgum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach, and appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip planner.

Getting from Patong to Gold Coast by flight takes about 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Patong in September, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and St. Mary's Cathedral. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wollongong (Wollongong Head Lighthouse & Nan Tien Temple). Next up on the itinerary: visit The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brighton Beach and Australian Sports Museum. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Mornington, approximately Mornington away. There's still lots to do: visit Degraves Street, ponder the world of politics at Melbourne Town Hall, contemplate the long history of Cooks' Cottage, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Kiwi Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Cromwell (Scott Base Vineyard & Wooing Tree Vineyard). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Mt Rosa Wines, grab your bike and head to Lake Hayes Walkway, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Wellington.
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Wellington, New Zealand — 3 nights

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National War Memorial and Mount Victoria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wellington Museum and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Oriental Bay, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, admire the striking features of Old St Paul's, and look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Rotorua.
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 4 nights

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Te Puia and Ohinemutu will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eat Street and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Maunganui Base Track (in Mount Maunganui), Taupo (Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and The Elms (in Tauranga). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Papamoa Beach, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, and catch some excitement at 3D Trick Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua journey planning website.

You can fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rotorua are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ponsonby and Eden Garden. Get some historical perspective at Holy Trinity Cathedral and Howick Historical Village. Change things up with a short trip to Soljans Estate Winery in Kumeu (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Browns Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Bethells Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Auckland online day trip planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in October, plan for little chillier days in Auckland, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 5 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Popular historic sites such as Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Jindai-ji Temple (in Chofu) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: have fun at teamLab☆Planets, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, steep yourself in history at Sengaku-ji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planning site.

You can fly from Auckland to Tokyo in 14 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Auckland to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 5 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.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Chion-in Temple. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nagasaki.
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Nagasaki, Japan — 3 nights

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Glover Garden and Yutoku Inari Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture. Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Ruins of Kashima Castle (in Kashima) and Takeo (Takeo Shrine & Takeo Onsen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofukuji Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki tour planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagasaki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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