43 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

43 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 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
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong, China
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Seoul, South Korea

— 4 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, take a stroll through Insadong, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seoul, use our trip itinerary maker.

Glasgow, UK to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Seoul is 9 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Seoul: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Manila.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Manila, Philippines

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll around Rizal Park, steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manila trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Manila by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Manila is minus 1 hour. In May, Manila is a bit warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Sydney, Australia

— 5 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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Sydney takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kuta.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): cool off at Waterbom Bali and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, and then take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kuta takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Kuta, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kuta, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 31st (Tue), see some colorful creatures with NEWbali, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, stroll through Mason Elephant Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ubud holiday planner.

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Jakarta.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jakarta online trip planner.

You can fly from Ubud to Jakarta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Jakarta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Jakarta

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

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, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Singapore vacation planning website.

You can fly from Jakarta to Singapore in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Singapore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

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 7th (Tue), have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around KLCC Park and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 1 night

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 11th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

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, browse the range of quality goods at Steve & James, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

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 17th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

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 20th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. June in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

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.