23 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Male, Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand — 3 nights

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
When in Wellington, make a side trip to see Southward Car Museum in Paraparaumu, approximately Paraparaumu away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, head off the coast to Kapiti Island, and take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wellington trip planning site.

Auckland to Wellington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Wellington. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Singapore.
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Singapore takes 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Wellington in February, expect Singapore to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Male.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Nature
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Male, Maldives — 4 nights

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Take a break from Male with a short trip to Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives in Vihamanafushi, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), examine the collection at National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Male trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Singapore to Male in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Singapore to Male. In February, daily temperatures in Male can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, visit Sam Collection, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Male to Patong by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Male to Patong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Male in February, Patong is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Bangkok, Thailand — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Ram, Wat Maha That, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.
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Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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