43 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

43 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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43 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
4
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 45 min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  13 h 30 min
7
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Coron, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
10
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to India Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to New Delhi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dublin to New Delhi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in January: highs in New Delhi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

5
nights
Jaipur, India

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Amer jeep Safari, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip tool.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Walking tours
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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.
Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Maha That about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Bangkok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaipur to Bangkok is 1 hour. Traveling from Jaipur in January, you will find days in Bangkok are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bangla Road, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Melbourne takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Patong to Melbourne. Traveling from Patong in January, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boracay day trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Philippines Time is minus 2 hours. In February in Boracay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Tours Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

1
night
Coron, Philippines

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
On the 10th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Coron itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

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Traveling by flight from Coron to Ho Chi Minh City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. Traveling from Coron to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

4
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda & Imperial City) and Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Food Tours). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, things will get slightly colder in Hoi An: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hue
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Spas

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and make a trip to Wat Ched Yot.

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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