24 days in Africa, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

24 days in Africa, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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24 days in Africa, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Paihia, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
9
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Sharm El Sheikh. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Historic Sites
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The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip planning app .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Bangkok in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Bangkok. In January, Bangkok is somewhat warmer than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Sydney takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Paihia is known for wildlife, historic sites, nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Urupukapuka Island, and admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paihia travel website .

Getting from Sydney to Paihia by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kerikeri
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Scuba & Snorkeling
Urupukapuka Island ©
Urupukapuka Island

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Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, then look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, then get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taupo visit app .

Getting from Paihia to Taupo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
On the 29th (Wed), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Milford Sound, look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound, and take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Te Anau trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Te Anau takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hollyford Track
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Break One, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary maker site .

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Break One ©
Break One
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker site .

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Patong online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Patong in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Patong reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

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