14 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

14 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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14 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally look for gifts at Ninh Khuong Hand Embroidery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City takes 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 40°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

3
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. Shop till you drop at Rubin Cloth Shop and Cotic. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Duy Xuyen District to see Mỹ Sơn about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An route builder tool .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March: highs in Hoi An hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

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nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, and finally look for gifts at Ashi. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple, then delve into the distant past at Angkor Thom, and finally examine the collection at Angkor National Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap online trip builder .

You can fly from Hoi An to Siem Reap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in March: highs in Siem Reap hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

4
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Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kids will enjoy Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Freedom Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, and look for gifts at Prince Fashion.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Siem Reap to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Patong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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