42 days in United States, Southeast Asia & China Itinerary

42 days in United States, Southeast Asia & China Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Subway:  10 h 30 min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Coron, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Subway:  4 h 15 min
7
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
+2
Subway + Foot + Fly:  15 h 30 min
8
San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + Foot:  9 h 45 min
9
Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, approximately Sentosa Island away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, enjoy breathtaking views from Fort Siloso Skywalk, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Singapore sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Sydney to Singapore, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Singapore are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much warmer (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay

4
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.
Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, stop by Tom's Fashion, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planning site.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Singapore to Bangkok in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Bangkok. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok ©
VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Ariel's Point, get outside with Dude's Island Activities, and examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Bangkok in September, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Cheron Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalitang Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Boracay to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cheron Island ©
Cheron Island
Mount Darala ©
Mount Darala
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

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You can fly from Coron to Hong Kong in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

4
nights
Shanghai, China

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and make a trip to Jin Mao Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in September, with highs in Shanghai at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

4
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Mutianyu Great Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), laugh and play at Olympic Park, and don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beijing road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Beijing is a bit cooler than Shanghai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

6
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, get great views at Twin Peaks, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Beijing to San Francisco takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of subway and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Beijing to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Neighborhoods Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, stroll through Napili Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Lahaina takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Lahaina to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui Ocean Center
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

5
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu travel route planning website.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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