45 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

45 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hong Kong, China
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Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Ninomaru Garden, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, then admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, then enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum, and then look for gifts at Pauanesia.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip builder.

You can fly from Tokyo to Auckland in 15 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Auckland hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wineries

Sydney, Australia

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Lady Darley Lookout Track & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Sydney in 7 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get out of town with these interesting Denpasar side-trips: Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang), Ubud (Saraswati Temple & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). The adventure continues: cool off at Waterbom Bali, see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur, and relax and rejuvenate at Fortitude Bali.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denpasar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Denpasar by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Denpasar. Traveling from Brisbane in December, Denpasar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, explore the activities along Marina Bay, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Singapore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In December in Singapore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, Head underground at Batu Caves, then stroll around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally browse the different shops at Kinokuniya Book Stores. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur day trip planning site.

You can drive from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Patong travel planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Patong by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan 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, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Bangkok with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Patong to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Seamen Divers Diving Club, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip builder website.

You can fly from Bangkok to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pedal to the sights with Bike Tours.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Hong Kong, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong tour itinerary site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect nights in Hong Kong to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are much colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester travel app.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Manchester takes 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Manchester. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in January, with highs in Manchester at 8°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

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.

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.