33 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

33 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly to Ngurah Rai, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Santo Pekoa International Airport
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
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Jakarta, Indonesia

— 2 nights

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque, then walk around Bekasi City Park, then relax and rejuvenate at Delta SPA & Health Club Bekasi, and finally tee off at Royale Jakarta Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galeri Nasional Indonesia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancol Beach Pool, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jakarta road trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Jakarta is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Beirut to Jakarta, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Jakarta

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Museums

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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 2 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach, then stroll through Devil's Tears, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Selambung Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Jakarta to Nusa Lembongan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Nusa Lembongan is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jakarta in July: highs in Nusa Lembongan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with NEWbali, see the interesting displays at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, then explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave, then stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Sangeh Monkey Forest.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Nusa Lembongan to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Suluban Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Point Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bingin Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Jimbaran Beach. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuta travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Kuta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

— 2 nights
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Espiritu Santo vacation tool.

Explore your travel options from Kuta to Espiritu Santo with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Vanuatu Standard Time (VUT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Kuta in July, Espiritu Santo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 2 nights
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Ekasup Village, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rentapao Riverside, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Port Vila. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Vanuatu, explore the galleries of Fondation Suzanne Bastien, then look for gifts at Vanuatu Handicraft Markets, then get outside with Coongoola Day Cruise, and finally steep yourself in history at Chief Roi Mata's Domain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Vila day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Espiritu Santo to Port Vila takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Port Vila when traveling from Espiritu Santo in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Nadi, Fiji

— 2 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Denarau Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Subar Maniya. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Koroyanitu National Heritage Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nadi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Vila to Nadi in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Vila to Nadi. In July, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 2 nights
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Cave Safari and Biausevu Waterfall. Popular historic sites such as Tavuni Hill Fort and Vatukarasa Village are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the exhibits of Hot Glass Fiji, browse the different shops at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, and meet some fierce fish with Coral Coast Divers.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sigatoka online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nadi to Sigatoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Sigatoka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Faith's Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: trek along Okere Falls Track, experience the excitement of 3D Trick Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, then do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally visit Eat Street.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Sigatoka to Rotorua takes 10 hours. In July, Rotorua is much colder than Sigatoka - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Rotorua

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Christchurch, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Godley Head, wander the streets of Port Hills, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Corsair Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of Mona Vale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Christchurch sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Christchurch in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rotorua in July, with highs in Christchurch at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snow Farm NZ and Kiwi Birdlife Park. Visiting UnderDog Sled Dog Tours and Mt Crichton Loop Track will get you outdoors. Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door in Bannockburn--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, push the limits with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Brennan Wines.

Before you visit Queenstown, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Christchurch to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Melbourne, Australia

— 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Fri), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary app.

Fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
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Cairns, Australia

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, then stroll through Ellis Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns online road trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Gold Coast, Australia

— 2 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Tugun Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip maker tool.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Sydney, Australia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bondi Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gold Coast in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

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.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

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.

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.