57 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

57 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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57 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  17 h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  10 h 30 min
3
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
7
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
10
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
11
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
13
Perth, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
14
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Dublin, Ireland

6
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Dong Xuan Market, Temple of Literature & National University, and other attractions you added. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, wander the streets of Old Quarter, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dong Xuan Market.

To see maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton, admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, and admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sapa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

3
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Cat Ba Island, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): Head underground at Mua Caves. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then make a trip to Tam Coc.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 6.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

3
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Venture out of the city with trips to Japanese Covered Bridge (in Hoi An) and Hue (Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store & Imperial City). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and take in the views from Tran Thi Ly Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Da Nang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hue, Japanese Covered Bridge
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
Da Lat, Vietnam

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

2
nights
Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, and then make a trip to White Sand Dunes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Phan Thiet driving holiday planner .

Getting from Da Nang to Phan Thiet by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
White Sand Dunes ©
White Sand Dunes

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

For reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel website .

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

4
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, take a stroll through Khaosan Road, and browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phuket Town: Patong (Spas, Bangla Road, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, do some two-wheel cruising with Dirtbike Safari Training Camp Phuket, head outdoors with Elite Fight Club Phuket, and stop by Endless Summer.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town route planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Patong, Thalang National Museum, Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd.
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ko Lanta (Lanta Animal Welfare & Shark Diving) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, and view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery.

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

Getting from Phuket Town to Krabi Town by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Lanta, Phang Nga Bay.
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Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Singapore online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Singapore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Singapore Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & The Fremantle Round House). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Perth takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Singapore in July, things will get cooler in Perth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, St Johns Lutheran Church, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

6
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder tool .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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