60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  20​h 45​min
1
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
5
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
7
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  25​h
9
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
14
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

1
night
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan trip to Ninh Binh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ninh Binh is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Ninh Binh due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in December, with highs in Ninh Binh at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi online road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

3
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, and don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hue road trip site .

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Hue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hoi An Ancient Town and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Get a sense of the local culture at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, stroll through Hon Ba Nature Reserve, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & Pulpit Rock Lookout) and Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online tour planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney in 9 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba Cascades, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Auckland War Memorial Museum and Kiwa Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach), Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre (in Miranda) and Warkworth (Tawharanui Regional Park & Goat Island Marine Reserve). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, explore the world behind art at Connells Bay Sculpture Park, stroll around Little Shoal Bay Reserve, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Auckland route planner.

Getting from Sydney to Auckland by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Auckland hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Auckland

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Warkworth, Waiheke Island, Kiwa Art, Muriwai Gannet Colony, Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park

2
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Auckland to Gunung Mulu National Park. Traveling from Auckland to Gunung Mulu National Park, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect nights in Gunung Mulu National Park to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Batu Caves and Kechara Forest Retreat. When in Kuala Lumpur, make a side trip to see Bukit Kutu in Kuala Kubu Baharu, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: walk around KL Bird Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Saga Hill Trial, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bukit Kutu, Canopy Walk, Saga Hill Trial
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KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see ESCAPE, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the George Town route planning site .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. In February, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, ESCAPE, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

4
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Visit Ong Lang Beach and Vung Bau Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Ho Quoc Temple and Cao Dai Temple. Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Sao Beach in An Thoi--about 34 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

Fly from George Town to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
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Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phnom Penh online attractions planner .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. February in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, get where you need to go with Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and stroll through Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Siem Reap, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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