60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Created using Inspirock holiday planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 1 night
Fly
6
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly to Hokitika, Bus to Fox Glacier
7
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus
9
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Taupo
10
Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
11
Paihia, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly
12
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
14
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 2 nights
Unknown
15
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
16
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
Fly
17
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You've now added Tokyo Disneyland to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Ginza and Kimono Me. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Kōtoku-in. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) in Hakone-machi (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dublin to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In June, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Head to Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping Districtfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, go for a walk through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Village Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Atherton to see Humpy Nut World about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Kyoto to Cairns in 12 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Head to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

Plan a Port Douglas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

1
night
Lord Howe Island, Australia

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip maker app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

2
nights
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like River Walk and Church of Our Lady of the Alps. Get in touch with nature at Hooker Valley Track and Helicopter Tours. Step out of Fox Glacier to go to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) and see Kea Point Track, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Gillespies Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Lake Matheson Walk, trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, and take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Fox Glacier in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Fox Glacier is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Peregrine Wines and Silver Fern Gallery. Do your shopping at Remarkables Market and Ivan Clarke Gallery. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, and rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Vesta Design Boutique.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fox Glacier to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

4
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Doubtful Sound and Lake Gunn. Go for a jaunt from Te Anau to Milford to see Milford Foreshore Walk about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, examine the collection at Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, hike along Kepler Track, and go for a walk through Punanga Manu o Te Anau.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Te Anau trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

2
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Visiting Huka Falls Walkway and Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lava Glass and L'Arte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taupo: Tongariro National Park (Te Porere Redoubt & Tongariro Alpine Crossing) and Rainbow Springs Nature Park (in Rotorua). And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get to know the fascinating history of Opepe Scenic and Historic Reserve, and make a splash at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Taupo holiday maker website.

Getting from Te Anau to Taupo by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

3
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

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.
Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Paihia Harbour. Head to Country Corner and Masterpieces Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. When in Paihia, make a side trip to see Town Basin in Whangarei, approximately Whangarei away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, tee off at Waitangi Golf Club, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and view the masterpieces at Kings Theatre Creative.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paihia online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Taupo to Paihia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and Koala Conservation Centre. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Federation Square. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner.

Fly from Paihia to Melbourne in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paihia to Melbourne. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

2
nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art Uluru, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and finally appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

2
nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Ubirr and Mamukala Wetlands. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Motor Car Falls and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, and get great views at Mirray Lookout.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Road. The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (in Saraburi) and Pattaya (Pattaya Beach & Jomtien Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Bangkok with the Route module. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Bangkok, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

2
nights
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bikini Beach. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maafushi Island travel planning app.

Fly from Bangkok to Maafushi Island in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Maafushi Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bangkok in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Maafushi Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

3
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, walk around Sultan Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulhumale Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medhu Ziyaarath, see the interesting displays at National Museum, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, then steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage, and finally stroll through Artificial Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Male trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Male. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Maldives travel guide

4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.