60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Patong, Thailand
— 12 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Nagasaki, Japan
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Patong, Thailand — 12 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get some historical perspective at Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Phuket 3D Museum and Patong Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Naiyang Beach (in Nai Yang), Napas Art Gallery (in Choeng Thale) and Yanui Beach (in Rawai). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surin Beach, get great views at Karon Viewpoint, and savor the flavors at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Patong tour itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Patong is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Patong is much hotter than Stockholm - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 26:

Gold Coast, Australia — 4 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 Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Kurrawa Beach and Tugun Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head), Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Byron Wellbeing Health Retreats (in Suffolk Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, and sample the fine beverages at Husk Distillers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Gold Coast takes 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Patong to Gold Coast. Traveling from Patong in September, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Mary's Cathedral and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wollongong (Wollongong Head Lighthouse & Nan Tien Temple). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:

Melbourne, Australia — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Visit Cooks' Cottage and Melbourne Town Hall for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Mornington). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Degraves Street, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Queenstown.
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 12:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and One Mile Power House. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Lake Wakatipu. Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door (in Bannockburn) and Cromwell (Scott Base Vineyard & Wooing Tree Vineyard). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Park, explore the activities along Moke Lake, and take a memorable drive along Crown Range Road.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Wellington.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:

Wellington, New Zealand — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as National War Memorial and Wellington Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Old St Paul's. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Oriental Bay, take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, and look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary.

Make your Wellington itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rotorua.
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Rotorua, New Zealand — 4 nights

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eat Street and Volcanic Hills Winery. Popular historic sites such as Te Puia and Ohinemutu are in your itinerary. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to The Elms (in Tauranga), Taupo (Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Mount Maunganui Base Track (in Mount Maunganui). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, gain insight at 3D Trick Art Gallery, hike along Okere Falls Track, and enjoy the sand and surf at Papamoa Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Auckland.
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Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Auckland, New Zealand — 3 nights

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Browns Bay Beach and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Ponsonby and Howick Historical Village. Step out of Auckland with an excursion to Soljans Estate Winery in Kumeu--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethells Beach, steep yourself in history at Eden Garden, step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf, and kick back and relax at St. Helier's Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Rotorua, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Kencho-ji Temple, &more) and Jindai-ji Temple (in Chofu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip site.

Fly from Auckland to Tokyo in 14 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.
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Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:

Kyoto, Japan — 5 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenryuji Temple and Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take some stellar pictures from Sagano.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nagasaki.
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Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

Nagasaki, Japan — 3 nights

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Get some cultural insight at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Glover Garden. Visit Nagasaki Peace Park and Yutoku Inari Shrine for their historical value. Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Ruins of Kashima Castle (in Kashima) and Takeo (Takeo Shrine & Takeo Onsen). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofukuji Temple.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki tour builder site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

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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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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