60 days in Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Kuta, Indonesia
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Findon, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Findon to Luang Prabang, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Findon in February, things will get much warmer in Luang Prabang: highs are around 35°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Hanoi, Vietnam — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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 9th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Chiang Mai fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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Find places to stay Feb 8 — 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

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

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in February since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Patong, Thailand — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, make a trip to Bangla Road, and relax and rejuvenate at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket.

Plan a trip to Patong easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:

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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner.

Fly from Patong to Melbourne in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Patong to Melbourne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Patong in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Queenstown.
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Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:

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 Gibbston to see Chard Farm Winery about 30 minutes away. On the 2nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. On the 3rd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Rotorua.
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:

Rotorua, New Zealand — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and steep yourself in history at Te Puia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rotorua driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Rotorua sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Auckland.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Auckland, New Zealand — 1 night

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then make a trip to SkyTower.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Auckland driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rotorua to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Rotorua, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Auckland to Sydney in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Auckland in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then get outside with Qld Luxury Car Rentals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel route planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kuta.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Kuta, Indonesia — 5 nights

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's much more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, stop by Kim Soo, get a dose of the wild on Gede Private Bali Driver, and stop by Jimbaran Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuta trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Kuta takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, expect Kuta to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ubud.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Ubud, Indonesia — 4 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Take a break from Ubud with a short trip to Fusion Freedive and Spearfishing in Sanur, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Five Art Studio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ubud fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Singapore.
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Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Singapore, Singapore — 7 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Singapore day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 2:

Laos travel guide

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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.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
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.
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Bali travel guide

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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.
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