60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 7 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Karon
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Karon, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Kuta
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Bus to Sanur, Ferry to Nusa Penida
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Blenheim, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Bus
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
Fly
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Stockholm

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Singapore, Singapore — 7 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battlebox and National Gallery Singapore. Get some cultural insight at Arab Street and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. And it doesn't end there: visit Chinatown, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore, take an in-depth tour of Asian Civilisations Museum, and make a trip to Singapore Flyer.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip builder site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Singapore is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in September, expect Singapore to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Karon.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:

Karon, Thailand — 5 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
We've included these beaches for you: Nai Harn Beach and Naiyang Beach. Get some cultural insight at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket. Get out of town with these interesting Karon side-trips: Surin Beach (in Choeng Thale) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Freedom Beach, stop by New Era's Vienna, and get great views at Karon Viewpoint.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Karon day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Karon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Karon due to the time zone difference. September in Karon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Kuta.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Kuta, Indonesia — 4 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Visit Nusa Dua Beach and Kuta Beach - Bali for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pandawa Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, and look for gifts at Nyaman Boutique.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuta driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Karon to Kuta in 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Karon to Kuta due to the time zone difference. September in Kuta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Nusa Penida, Indonesia — 3 nights

The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kelingking Beach and Pandan Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, make a trip to Giri Putri Cave, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nusa Penida trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Kuta to Nusa Penida in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Nusa Penida, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ubud.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Ubud, Indonesia — 7 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get some cultural insight at Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Mount Kawi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ujung Water Palace and Taman Tirtagangga. Take a break from Ubud with a short trip to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple in Sebatu, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ubud online tour planner.

You can ride a ferry from Nusa Penida to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Paihia.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Museums
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 10:

Paihia, New Zealand — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Rainbow Falls. Popular historic sites such as Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve and St Paul's Anglican Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Ake Ake Vineyard, and don't miss a visit to KeriKeri New Zealand.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paihia online day trip planner.

You can fly from Ubud to Paihia in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Paihia is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Blenheim.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

Blenheim, New Zealand — 2 nights

Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): do a tasting at Hunter's Wines Cellar Door & Wine Shop, then learn about winemaking at Framingham Wines, and then do a tasting at Nautilus Estate.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Blenheim trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paihia to Blenheim takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Queenstown.
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Wineries · Tours · Museums
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Lake Wanaka. Get some cultural insight at Maori Point Vineyard and Chard Farm Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Wanaka (Wanaka & Mount Iron Track). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown day trip planning app.

You can fly from Blenheim to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Te Anau.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:

Te Anau, New Zealand — 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and The Chasm Walk. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring at Doubtful Sound. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Te Anau, explore the fascinating underground world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves, hike along Lake Gunn, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Fiordland Massage Clinic.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Te Anau day trip site.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Sydney, Australia — 8 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Nan Tien Temple and The Rocks are in your itinerary. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The Old Court House Wollongong (in Wollongong). Dedicate the 2nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rookwood Cemetery, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Te Anau to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Te Anau to Sydney is minus 2 hours. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 4:

Kyoto, Japan — 6 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Todai-ji Temple and Dotombori District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Kofuku-ji Temple about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, visit Arashiyama, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Kyoto in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Kyoto. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Kyoto reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours
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Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:

Hiroshima, Japan — 2 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima journey app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
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.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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