29 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

29 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
2
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 day
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 day
6
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
7
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
8
Sydney, Australia
— 9 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galata Tower as well as Grand Bazaar Jewelers. On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then look for gifts at Grand Bazaar Jewelers, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul driving holiday website.

Bogota, Colombia to Istanbul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Turkey Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes ArtScience Museum, Kampong Glam and Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese and Japanese Gardens, see the interesting displays at ArtScience Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, and finally make a trip to Orchard Road. On the next day, wander the streets of Kampong Glam, wander the streets of Chinatown, then examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Singapore trip tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Singapore in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Big Buddha Temple, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Yansangwararam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Singapore to Bangkok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Bangkok. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Pattaya, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Wat Yansangwararam
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 day by day itinerary now includes Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Tao Dan Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tan Dinh Church, walk around Tao Dan Park, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery as well as The Marble Mountains. On the 30th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery and then don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Hue online route planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get little chillier in Hue: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hue

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery, The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery ©
City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hue to Halong Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bãi Cháy Bridge ©
Bãi Cháy Bridge

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, Man Mo Temple, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Man Mo Temple, then take a stroll through Lan Kwai Fong, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak). On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), get around town with Ngong Ping 360, and then make a trip to Wisdom Path.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong driving holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hong Kong in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites · Transportation · Casinos
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Happy Valley Racecourse ©
Happy Valley Racecourse

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Sydney, Australia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Sydney by flight takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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