30 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

30 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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30 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
10
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then look for gifts at 54 Traditions Gallery, then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Ho Chi Minh Museum, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and then explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey maker app .

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Tu-Chi Bags, look for gifts at Villagecraft Planet Showroom & Boutique, look for gifts at Trang Cloth Shop, stop by Linh Chi Shop, then stop by Cloth Shop Thanh Tu, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, hunt for treasures at Central Market, then stop by NONY SHOP, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally stop by Little Angel Cloth Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hoi An road trip site .

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
Central Market ©
Central Market

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then stop by Ninh Khuong Hand Embroidery, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally look for gifts at Viet Thanh Silk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Tropic and then tour the water at your own pace with Indochina Cycling Tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City route builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Outdoors Transportation
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then stop by Instyle Fashion, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Bob Collection and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach.

Plan my day in Patong using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Karon
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Vimanmek Mansion capture your imagination. Visit The Grand Palace and Wat Saket for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Patong to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Bangkok sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuta.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sanur Beach, then browse the different shops at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, and then stop by Balifu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuta tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Kuta in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Kuta. October in Kuta sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Uluwatu Temple, Balifu, Pantai Sanur, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park, then see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Before you visit Ubud, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Threads of Life ©
Threads of Life

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shopfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ubud to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Traveling from Ubud in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be colder, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©

5
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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Hot Glass Fiji and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sigatoka tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Sigatoka in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Sigatoka is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Sigatoka reach 85°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Suva.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Hot Glass Fiji ©
Hot Glass Fiji

1
night
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Suva journey app .

You can take a bus from Sigatoka to Suva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Suva

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market

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