60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Colombo, Sri Lanka — 3 nights

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Colombo is known for shopping, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit TaxiColombo CMB Airport Taxi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and stop by Vogue Jewellers (Pvt) Ltd.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Colombo at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.
Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka — 4 nights

Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Arugam Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Arugam Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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Melbourne, Australia — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 17th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arugam Bay to Melbourne. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Arugam Bay to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Queenstown.
Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound). On the 21st (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiwi Birdlife Park, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Queenstown road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rotorua.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

Rotorua, New Zealand — 5 nights

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Huka Falls Walkway). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and take an in-depth tour of Rotorua Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua journey planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Auckland.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

Auckland, New Zealand — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Auckland Museum, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and then don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland journey tool.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Sydney.
Museums

Sydney, Australia — 6 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in October, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Gold Coast, Australia — 1 night

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 8th (Sat), head outdoors with Qld Luxury Car Rentals.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kuta.
Tours · Outdoors

Kuta, Indonesia — 5 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's still lots to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, and get a dose of the wild on Gede Private Bali Driver.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuta route planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Kuta takes 9 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast to Kuta, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, expect Kuta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ubud.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Ubud, Indonesia — 4 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Sanur (Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari & Fusion Freedive and Spearfishing) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Singapore.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore — 6 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, and stroll through Gardens by the Bay.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Singapore itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Patong.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Patong, Thailand — 5 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, stop by Like A Boss, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Patong road trip site.

You can fly from Singapore to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Patong due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip website.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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 · 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.

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.

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.