60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
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El Nido, Philippines
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and TiredCity Hang Bong. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi holiday builder site.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 5 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn. You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Dragon Bridge about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An attractions planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ho Chi Minh City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Boracay, Philippines

— 5 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Relax by the water at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Boracay Waters. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Balinghai Beach. Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at 1Boracay. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diniwid Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tambisaan Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Nursery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boracay trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Boracay takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Boracay. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

El Nido, Philippines

— 3 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Big Lagoon, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 7 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get outdoors at Pandawa Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Off-Road Tours), Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran) and Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali (in Nusa Dua). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, head outdoors with Bali Dreamers, relax and rejuvenate at Chantara Wellness & Spa, and discover the deep blue sea with Ocean Gravity Dive Center Bali.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denpasar trip planner.

Fly from El Nido to Denpasar in 10 hours. In May, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Melbourne on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 27:

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Eastern Beach Reserve and Amour of the Grape Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sovereign Hill and St. Kilda Beach. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Ballarat Botanical Gardens in Ballarat--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Denpasar to Melbourne in 9 hours. Traveling from Denpasar to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Denpasar in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visiting Wentworth Falls Lookout and Blue Mountains Biking Adventures will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Gold Coast, Australia

— 6 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Sundive Byron Bay, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Siem Reap on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Angkor National Museum and Pre Rup. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, stop by Artisans Angkor, see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Siem Reap online trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Siem Reap in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Siem Reap is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, things will get warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 3 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Wat Xiengthong. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kuang Si Butterfly Farm. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Luang Prabang trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rescue Park and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai vacation planner.

Getting from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Chatuchak Weekend Market or Khaosan Road. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Maha That and Siam Paragon. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok holiday planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

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.