29 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

29 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Bogota, Colombia
fly:  16 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
ferry:  62 h
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  37 h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 day
ferry:  36 h
5
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 day
ferry:  18 h
6
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
ferry:  33 h
7
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
8
Sydney, Australia
— 9 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Bogota, Colombia

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galata Tower as well as Grand Bazaar Jewelers. On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then look for gifts at Grand Bazaar Jewelers, and finally steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bogota to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ArtScience Museum, Kampong Glam and Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Chinese and Japanese Gardens, examine the collection at ArtScience Museum, then don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, and finally shop like a local with Orchard Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Kampong Glam, take a stroll through Chinatown, then see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and finally walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Singapore trip builder website.

Fly from Istanbul to Singapore in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, things will get warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Orchard Road ©
Orchard Road

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Big Buddha Temple, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Sanctuary Of Truth, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Yansangwararam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bangkok online attractions planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Bangkok in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pattaya, Wat Yansangwararam, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

1
day
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.
You've added Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Tao Dan Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tan Dinh Church, then walk around Tao Dan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning app.

Getting from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

1
day
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery as well as The Marble Mountains. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll the grounds of City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December; daily highs in Hue reach 26°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hue

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Marble Mountains, City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery ©
City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery

1
night
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Make your Halong Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Hue to Halong Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bãi Cháy Bridge ©
Bãi Cháy Bridge

1
night
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You've added Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, Man Mo Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), contemplate the long history of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Man Mo Temple, then wander the streets of Lan Kwai Fong, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), make a trip to Ngong Ping 360, and then don't miss a visit to Wisdom Path.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong travel route site.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Hong Kong in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Transportation Fun & Games
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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade ©
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

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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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online visit planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Sydney in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Sydney is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Gallery Blackheath
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Flight Experience Sydney - Flight Simulator ©
Flight Experience Sydney - Flight Simulator
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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