60 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Echo Point Lookout) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 9:

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 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The House of Saigon, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker app.

You can fly from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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.
On the 15th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, stop by Le Chalet Cafe, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and see Off-Road Tours.

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

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at R.Boss Bespoke, buy something for everyone on your list at CentralWorld, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Taveuni Island, Fiji

— 34 nights

Garden Island

Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Bouma National Heritage Park. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Waitabu Marine Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Lavena Coastal Walk, admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls, see what you can catch with Makaira Resort Fishing, and explore and take pictures at Nabogiono Farms.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taveuni Island tour builder.

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Taveuni Island with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Taveuni Island. When traveling from Bangkok in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Taveuni Island: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 30:

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.

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.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.