48 days in Asia, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Sydney, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok online trip itinerary maker.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Bangkok is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 13 hours. When traveling from Guadalajara in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bangkok, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 5 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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 27th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Luang Prabang.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw to see 100 Waterfalls about 52 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the masterpieces at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, and admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for little chillier days in Luang Prabang, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then explore the galleries of A Dong Art Gallery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - InterContinental, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City journey planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Phnom Penh on the 8th (Wed).
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. On the next day, get some fabulous bargains at Factory Outlet Store, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stop by Cambodian Handicraft Association, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. February in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate, explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup.

Use Klarna Trips's suggestions to plan your Siem Reap trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 3 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Sydney takes 14.5 hours. Traveling from Siem Reap to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Siem Reap in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Australia — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get a taste of the local shopping with Rundle Mall, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Adelaide. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 3 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.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 3 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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 6 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.
Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, look for gifts at Pauanesia, and examine the collection at MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Auckland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Auckland are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, United States — 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Honolulu takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -22 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Thailand travel guide

3.8
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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Laos travel guide

3.9
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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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

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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.
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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
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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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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