36 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

36 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 3 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi tour itinerary planning website.

Norwich, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Norwich to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Off-Road Tours
4.9
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Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

2
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Hoi An, Vietnam

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 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hoi An road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
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World heritage site
Hoi An Ancient Town
4.4
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Spa
Spas
4.7

2
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Landmark
Cu Chi Tunnels
4.3
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History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4

6
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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardens by the Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and meet the residents at Singapore Zoo.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore day trip planning website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore. In March, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Port Moresby.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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World heritage site
Singapore Botanic Gardens
4.7
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Zoo
Singapore Zoo
4.5

3
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at National Museum and Art Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Moresby road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Singapore to Port Moresby. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Papua New Guinea Time is 2 hours. In March in Port Moresby, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Government Building
National Parliament House
4.4

1
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Cairns, Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2

5
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip website.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Sydney Opera House
4.7

5
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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

7
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, admire the natural beauty at Dubai Miracle Garden, and look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk.

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

You can fly from Melbourne to Dubai in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Dubai is minus 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 28:
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Must see
Burj Khalifa
4.5
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Shopping Mall
The Dubai Mall
4.6

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