39 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

39 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Nadi, Fiji
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
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Male, Maldives
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 6 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Matira Beach and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Leopard Rays Trench. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pahia, explore the gorgeous colors at White Valley, and take in the exciting artwork at Alain Despert.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip planner.

New York City, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Bora Bora. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:

Nadi, Fiji

— 5 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Natadola Beach and Denarau Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hot Glass Fiji and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Nadi side-trips: Sigatoka (Fishing Charters & Tours & Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course), Maui Bay Shopping Centre (in Korolevu) and Koroyanitu National Heritage Park (in Lautoka). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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

Fly from Bora Bora to Nadi in 30 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 22 hours traveling from Bora Bora to Nadi. In October, daytime highs in Nadi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mariamman Temple, visit Chinatown, then browse the different shops at Clarke Quay, and finally get outside with City Scoot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): browse the different shops at Raffles City, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Maxwell Food Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Singapore takes 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Nadi to Singapore. In November, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) or Green Palm Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Quan Lan Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, take in the exciting artwork at Empty Wall Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip website.

Getting from Singapore to Hanoi by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chiang Man. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Mae Taeng (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)) and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, buy something for everyone on your list at CentralFestival Chiangmai, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Suthat and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, get a taste of the local shopping with Khaosan Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Intharawihan.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip website.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Maafushi Island, Maldives

— 1 night
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maafushi Island online trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Maafushi Island in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok to Maafushi Island, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Maafushi Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Male, Maldives

— 6 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Rasfannu. When in Male, make a side trip to see HP Reef in Furanafushi Island, approximately Furanafushi Island away. There's much more to do: stroll through Banana Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage, and kick back and relax at Artificial Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Male road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Male with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Male are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:

French Polynesia travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.

Fiji travel guide

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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.

Vietnam travel guide

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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.

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.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.