41 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

41 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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41 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  13​h 15​min
7
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
11
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ubud driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ubud is an approximately 6-hour flight. In December, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Waterbom Bali, get your game on at Tilo Kids Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Jimbaran Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuta trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ubud to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kuta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Jimbaran Bay
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuta to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuta to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Kuta in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, & more). There's still lots to do: hike along Hollyford Track, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Queenstown tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

4
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Connells Bay Sculpture Park (in Waiheke Island), Hamilton (Waikato Museum & Hamilton Gardens) and Tawharanui Regional Park (in Warkworth). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Auckland trip planning app .

You can fly from Queenstown to Auckland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December in Auckland, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hamilton, Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Tawharanui Regional Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Sydney takes 7 hours. Traveling from Auckland to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Willy's Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boracay trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Philippines Time is minus 2 hours. In January in Boracay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point

2
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Cheron Island.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coron road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Coron

Nature Parks Tours
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Cheron Island ©
Cheron Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

3
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Coron to Hanoi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coron to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planning tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Spend the 18th (Sat) on your motorcycle at Countryside Adventures. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in January, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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