61 days in Asia & Australia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Cairns, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Seminyak, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas
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Kyoto, Japan — 5 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka) and Kasuga Grand Shrine (in Nara). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, learn the secrets of beer at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will leave for Cairns on the 14th (Wed).
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Cairns, Australia — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 16th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto to Cairns, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 3 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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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.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Wine Compass (in Mt Martha), Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve (in Cowes) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour builder site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ubud.
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Ubud, Indonesia — 3 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Step out of Ubud to go to Kenderan and see Svaha Spa Kenderan, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Five Art Studio, and browse the exhibits of Threads of Life.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ubud online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Ubud takes 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ubud due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ubud: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seminyak.
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Seminyak, Indonesia — 5 nights

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seminyak: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Sanur (Gede Private Bali Driver, Chantara Wellness & Spa, &more) and Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seminyak vacation planning site.

Drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Singapore.
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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.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip tool.

Fly from Seminyak to Singapore in 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, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 6 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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon & Wat Maha That). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Singapore to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hanoi tour planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kathmandu.
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Kathmandu, Nepal — 5 nights

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 28th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaganath (Krishna) Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Basantpur Dabali, and don't miss a visit to Taleju Mandir Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu online trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Kathmandu in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 1.2 hours traveling from Hanoi to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, and take a leisurely stroll along Dubai Creek.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dubai online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Dubai takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu to Dubai, you'll gain 1.8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in April; daily highs in Dubai reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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Australia travel guide

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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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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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Nepal travel guide

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With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.
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