32 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

32 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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32 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  32​h
1
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 15​min
2
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
7
Gold Coast, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

1
day
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 10th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, and then kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

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Florianopolis, Brazil to Maafushi Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Florianopolis to Maafushi Island, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maafushi Island, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Male, Maldives

Male ©
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.
Visit Rasfannu and Hulhumale Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), look for gifts at Island Bazaar, kick back and relax at Artificial Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Male online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Male. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hulhumale Beach
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Veligandu Island Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rasdhoo trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Male to Rasdhoo takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rasdhoo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
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Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach
Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach

2
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip website .

Getting from Rasdhoo to Bangkok by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rasdhoo to Bangkok. Traveling from Rasdhoo in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 18th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, kick back and relax at Tri Trang Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Patong day trip planning site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Patong, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket, Nai Harn Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Moffat Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Dicky Beach (in Caloundra), Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & South Bank Parklands) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Patong to Gold Coast takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Patong to Gold Coast, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Patong in January, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Brisbane, Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

3
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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Taupo (Kinloch Beach, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and make a trip to Te Puia.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua travel site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Rotorua takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, things will get little chillier in Rotorua: highs are around 27°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taupo
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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 Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, & more). On the 4th (Tue), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, look for gifts at Nine Body Coverage, browse the eclectic array of goods at Remarkables Market, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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