57 days in United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

57 days in United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia, United States
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Philadelphia, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
3
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Luganville, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
8
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
9
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  18 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

5
nights
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino). Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Jersey Shore Alpacas, Hersheypark
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

7
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (The Lego Store, Disneyland Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online journey planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Akaroa), Charles Upham VC Statue (in Amberley) and Little River Gallery (in Little River). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, learn about winemaking at Pegasus Bay Winery, and get to know the resident critters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Christchurch trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Christchurch by flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 20 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Christchurch at 57°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre, Ohinetahi Garden, Charles Upham VC Statue, Little River Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Velocity Karts ©
Velocity Karts
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train

5
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton) and Waiheke Island (Wine Tours & Tastings & Connells Bay Sculpture Park). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to SkyTower, do a tasting at Foxes Island, stop by Pauanesia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheltenham Beach.

Discover how to plan a Auckland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Auckland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Christchurch in September since evenings lows in Auckland dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Cheltenham Beach, Hamilton Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

4
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Port Vila is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, kick back and relax at Eton Beach, stroll through Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, and head off the coast to Iririki Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Vila driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Port Vila takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Auckland to Port Vila. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in October: highs in Port Vila hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Luganville.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Efate, The Secret Garden, Cascades Waterfalls
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Iririki Island ©
Iririki Island
The Secret Garden ©
The Secret Garden

4
nights
Luganville, Vanuatu

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. Change things up with a short trip to Champagne Beach in Espiritu Santo (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Millennium Cave, head outdoors with Cruising Safaris, take in the dramatic scenery at Mount Hope Waterfall, and steep yourself in history at SS President Coolidge.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luganville day trip planner.

Getting from Port Vila to Luganville by flight takes about an hour. October in Luganville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Luganville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Million Dollar Point ©
Million Dollar Point

1
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Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Tanna Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Louniel Beach, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Yasur.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tanna Island road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luganville to Tanna Island takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Luganville in October since evenings lows in Tanna Island dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Yasur ©
Mount Yasur

4
nights
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noumea: Blue River Provincial Park (in Yate) and Sentier de la petite cascade (in Farino). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, head off the coast to Ilot Maitre, and stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Noumea journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tanna Island to Noumea takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue River Provincial Park, Sentier de la petite cascade
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

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nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe), Koya-cho (Ryusen-in Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Noumea to Osaka by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Noumea to Osaka is minus 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Himeji, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Ohara Museum of Art (in Kurashiki). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Hiroshima Airport Ceramic Mural, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosanji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday planning site.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kosanji Temple, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Hiroshima Airport Ceramic Mural, Ohara Museum of Art
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto visit planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Chubu Park, Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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