60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Bathurst, Canada
Fly:  33​h
1
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h
2
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
3
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
14
Suva, Fiji
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Bathurst, Canada

4
nights
Male, Maldives

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.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cast your line with a fishing tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Male trip itinerary maker website .

Bathurst, Canada to Male is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In January, Male is much warmer than Bathurst - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hulhumale
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bikini Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Maafushi Island. In January, daily temperatures in Maafushi Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

1
night
Rasdhoo, Maldives

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rasdhoo road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo. In January, daytime highs in Rasdhoo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Rasdhoo to Melbourne. The time zone changes from Maldives Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Rasdhoo in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns journey builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route planning app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

6
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, & more) and Bowen Falls (in Milford Sound). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, hike along Hollyford Track, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and have fun at Break One Clay Target Shooting.

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

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Te Anau, Hollyford Track, Bowen Falls
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 11:
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

5
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wellington: Picton (Marlborough Sounds & Queen Charlotte Track) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Blenheim). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take in the pleasant sights at Hapuka Estuary Walk, admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Wellington are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Picton, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Wellington Botanic Garden, Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track

6
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Taupo (Helicopter Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, & more), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, steep yourself in history at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rotorua road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set, Hamilton Gardens
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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.
When in Auckland, make a side trip to see The Lost Spring in Whitianga, approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, explore the activities along Devonport, and get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Auckland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Lost Spring
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

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nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Subar Maniya. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club and then kick back and relax at Natadola Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nadi holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Nadi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland in February, you will find days in Nadi are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Natadola Beach, Port Denarau Marina
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 29:
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

1
night
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park and then identify plant and animal life at Lavena Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Taveuni Island day trip planning site .

You can fly from Nadi to Taveuni Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nadi in February, you will find days in Taveuni Island are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are much warmer (41°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Suva.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk

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nights
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market, then explore the galleries of 21K Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Thurston Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Suva trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Taveuni Island to Suva by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In March in Suva, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 34°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Suva

Shopping Museums Spas
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
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Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
21K Gallery ©
21K Gallery

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