22 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

22 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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22 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Chanthaburi, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Battambang, Cambodia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Chau Doc, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Wellington, New Zealand


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1
night
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary tool .

Wellington to Auckland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Wellington in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Auckland, with lows of 22°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toBangkok.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CRU Champagne Bar as well as Belle's Room. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), shop like a local with Khao San Road, and delve into the distant past at Wat Pho.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok itinerary planner .

Fly from Auckland to Bangkok in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Auckland to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in January: highs in Bangkok hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Pattaya online route planner .

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chanthaburi.

Things to do in Pattaya

Shopping
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1
night
Chanthaburi, Thailand

Chanthaburi
A small town on the east coast of Thailand and the capital of the eponymous province, Chanthaburi offers an interesting cultural and architectural mix due to Chinese and Vietnamese settlement and the French occupation that took place between 1893 and 1905.
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chanthaburi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Pattaya to Chanthaburi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Battambang.

Things to do in Chanthaburi

Historic Sites
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2
nights
Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House, then Head underground at Battambang Bat Caves, then view the masterpieces at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at ROMCHEIK 5 Art Space & Cafe and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Battambang online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chanthaburi to Battambang takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Chanthaburi in January, plan for little chillier days in Battambang, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Food Tours
Battambang Bat Caves ©
Battambang Bat Caves

1
night
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
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.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Battambang to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Battambang, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh road trip planning website .

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Chau Doc.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

1
night
Chau Doc, Vietnam

Chau Doc ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Jamiul Azhar, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chau Doc Food Market, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sam Mountain.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chau Doc driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Chau Doc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sam Mountain
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Tra Su Bird Sanctuary ©
Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
Sam Mountain ©
Sam Mountain
Chau Doc Food Market ©
Chau Doc Food Market

1
night
Can Tho, Vietnam

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Munirangsyaram Pagoda, browse the eclectic array of goods at Cai Rang Floating Market, then don't miss a visit to Ong Temple, then appreciate the history behind Ho Chi Minh Monument, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Can Tho online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chau Doc to Can Tho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Can Tho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Spas Shopping Historic Sites
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Spas
Ong Temple ©
Ong Temple
Cai Rang Floating Market ©
Cai Rang Floating Market

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by SoNice, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Spas

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