60 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Sydney, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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New Delhi, India
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Vienna, Austria
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Berlin, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (San Francesco, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner.

Cardiff, UK to Florence is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Florence is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of the city life by going to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stroll through Elephant Rescue Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Chiang Mai in 17 hours. Traveling from Rome to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
On the 13th (Fri), stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, then see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, then admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang day trip tool.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Luang Prabang: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Get some historical perspective at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Thom and Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, view the masterpieces at Theam's Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, and look for gifts at Thai Zen Spa.

To plan Siem Reap vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in January, things will get a bit warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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 19th (Thu): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then hunt for treasures at Central Market, then stop by Da Bao Real Leather, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and finally examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Hoi An takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siem Reap in January, you will find days in Hoi An are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

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.
Do your shopping at ATTY Gallery and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Visiting Bondi Beach and The National Pass will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba Antique Centre (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls (Charles Darwin walk, Wentworth Falls Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and visit Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Sydney in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hoi An to Sydney is 3 hours. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Milford Sound and Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Te Anau (Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). On the 29th (Sun), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get interesting insight from Tours, and trek along Queenstown Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Queenstown sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 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 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Federation Square. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Sorrento (WaterMaarq & Sorrento Front Beach). Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 6 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Kuta Beach - Bali will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denpasar: Bingin Beach (in Pecatu), Ubud (Threads of Life & Five Art Studio) and Jimbaran (Samasta Lifestyle Village & Jimbaran Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, view the masterpieces at Nyaman Gallery, stroll through Mason Elephant Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Denpasar online vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Denpasar in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is minus 2 hours. In February, Denpasar is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Maha That, &more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and stop by Bangkok Fashion Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 1 night
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then tee off at Going Nepal Pvt Ltd, Tailor-made DMC in Nepal, and then browse the exhibits of himalayan arts gallery p.ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddhi Lakshmi Temple, contemplate the long history of 55 Window Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyatapola Temple, then browse for treasures at Universal Crafts, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ritual Thanka.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu tour planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Kathmandu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kathmandu. When traveling from Bangkok in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Kathmandu: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

New Delhi, India

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, then steep yourself in history at Red Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -0.2 hour difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in New Delhi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, take in the exciting artwork at Dorotheum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New Delhi to Vienna in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Vienna is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get much colder in Vienna: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall will appeal to history buffs. Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip planning tool.

Fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation builder app.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

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.

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

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.

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.

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.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Nepal travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.