60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
11
Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
13
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in June: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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 27th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then stroll around KLCC Park, and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Waterbom Bali (in Kuta) and Spas (in Seminyak). There's lots more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ubud route site .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud in 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June: highs in Ubud hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Ubud

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanah Lot Temple, Waterbom Bali, Spas
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit app .

Getting from Ubud to Cairns by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Ubud to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in July, expect Cairns to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Marrdja Botanical Walk, & more), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, stop by With Sugar, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, take in the awesome beauty at Coronet Peak, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
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Break One ©
Break One
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

5
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
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.
On the 31st (Fri), hike the day away at Dusky Track. On the 1st (Sat), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, trek along Kepler Track, head outdoors with Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions, and take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Te Anau travel route planner.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

5
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Te Puia, & more) and Whakapapa (Ridge Track & Tama Lakes). On the 4th (Tue), hike the day away at Horsemtrails. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Tongariro Alpine Crossing, have fun at Clay Break Taupo, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and make a trip to Aratiatia Rapids.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taupo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Taupo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, Rotorua, Whakapapa
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Hase-dera Temple in Kamakura, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Taupo to Tokyo by flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Taupo to Tokyo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hase-dera Temple
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shanghai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, and get in on the family fun at Olympic Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Shanghai in August since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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