51 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

51 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
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Noosa, Australia
— 4 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durham (Durham Riverside Walk, Durham Cathedral, &more), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and York (York City Walls, National Railway Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 11:

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle upon Tyne to Seoul takes 19 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Seoul is 9 hours. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 nights
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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel route planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Cairns, Australia

— 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Cairns takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Cairns is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

Cape Tribulation, Australia

— 3 nights
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Port Douglas, Australia

— 5 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

Noosa, Australia

— 4 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Pioneer Cottage Buderim (in Buderim), Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours (in Mooloolaba) and McMartin's Farm (in Bli Bli). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Cooroy, take in the exciting artwork at Tina Cooper Gallery, and explore the galleries of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Noosa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Brisbane, Australia

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 6 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Wed) at Sunway Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip builder website.

You can fly from Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kuala Lumpur, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

Hong Kong, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, head off the coast to Lantau island, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and subway. August in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.