42 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

42 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
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Tokyo, Japan

— 5 nights
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 Skytree to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Sankeien Gardens in Yokohama (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Glasgow, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 18:

Sydney, Australia

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, get great views at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Sydney by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo to Sydney, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ubud.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mason Elephant Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with NEWbali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ubud journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Ubud takes 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Ubud. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ubud, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Seminyak, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Explore Seminyak's surroundings by going to Sanur (Gede Private Bali Driver & Chantara Wellness & Spa), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). The adventure continues: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Feather & Find, and browse the exhibits of The Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seminyak online travel route planner.

Drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seminyak are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Jakarta.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Jakarta, Indonesia

— 1 night

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jakarta tour planner.

You can fly from Seminyak to Jakarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seminyak to Jakarta due to the time zone difference. May in Jakarta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Jakarta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore to go to Sentosa Island and see Sentosa Boardwalk, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Singapore, take a stroll through Chinatown, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Singapore online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Jakarta to Singapore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
On the 5th (Sun), stroll around KLCC Park and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 7th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 2 nights

Charming City

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Fly Phnom Penh, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then admire the striking features of Central Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 nights
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.
On the 16th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

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Getting from Bangkok to Hanoi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Hong Kong, China

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), stroll around Nan Lian Garden, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour City.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

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.