51 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

51 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hong Kong, China
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 1 night
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Aitutaki Lagoon. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by T & S Artworx, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and finally get outside with Akaiami.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Aitutaki trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Aitutaki is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Aitutaki is minus 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Great Lake Trail, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, admire the masterpieces at Rotorua Museum, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip maker website.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Rotorua in 13 hours. You'll lose 22 hours traveling from Aitutaki to Rotorua due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Rotorua are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Te Anau to see Milford Sound about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Melbourne, Australia

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

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: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get active on the water at Water Sports, putt your heart out at Lanta Parklife, stop by The Boss Collection, and delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sydney to Ko Lanta in 17 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Ko Lanta reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, stroll through Railay Beach, and then stop by De' MARCO Fashions.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town tour itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, stop by Tom's Fashion, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok travel website.

You can fly from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 4 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at HQ Paper Maker, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai visit planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda & Imperial City) and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe.

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You can fly from Chiang Mai to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Hong Kong, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong online holiday planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hoi An to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Beijing, China

— 4 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Beijing in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beijing, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Cook Islands travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
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.

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Krabi Province travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Visitors usually come back from their holiday in Krabi Province deeply impressed by the region's natural attractions, which include white-sand beaches, extensive coral reefs, numerous waterfalls, caves, and more than 130 islands. The area encompasses some of the most popular destinations floating just off the picturesque Andaman Coast, including the six islands protected as a national park of impressive natural beauty. Most tours of Krabi Province include an exploration of the vertical karst formations jutting from the sea, a dramatic backdrop for water-based adventures. Although mass tourism in the province increasingly exerts pressure, many of the islands here retain a relaxed feel and offer a bit of solitude in a heavenly tropical setting.