47 days in Asia, Europe, United States, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

47 days in Asia, Europe, United States, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

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Jaisalmer, India
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly to Zurich, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
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New Orleans, United States
— 1 night
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Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
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Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus to Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
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Canberra, Australia
— 2 nights
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Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Lombok, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangsal, Fly to Singapore Changi
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Kolkata

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Jaisalmer, India

— 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip site.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaisalmer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Change things up with a short trip to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Berlin Central Station, examine the collection at Deutsches Historisches Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip planning app.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Berlin in 19.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaisalmer to Berlin is minus 4.5 hours. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aletschspa and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Gornergrat.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Zermatt takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and finally make a trip to Parc National des Calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marseille online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Marseille takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. March in Marseille sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Orlando, United States

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chihuly Collection and Sunken Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Augustine Beach (Castillo de San Marcos National Monument & St. Augustine Beach), St. Augustine (St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, Flagler College, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Saint Cloud). There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Daytona International Speedway, buy something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs, make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and examine the collection at The Dali Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Orlando in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marseille in March: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

New Orleans, United States

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, then wander the streets of Royal Street, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Las Vegas, United States

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Helicopter Tours). There's lots more to do: have fun at Gun Garage, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning app.

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Whistler, Canada

— 2 nights
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
On the 19th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lost Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Whistler online holiday builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Whistler by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, Whistler is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Whistler

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Honolulu, United States

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu online vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Honolulu in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Whistler in March, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou and Atami Plum Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Oike Park, Lake Kawaguchi, &more), Soga Bessho Bairin (in Odawara) and Kamui Misaka Ski Area (in Fuefuki). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, stroll around Makuyama Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Shibuya Fureai Botanical Center, and let little ones run wild at Otomeyama Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning site.

Getting from Honolulu to Tokyo by flight takes about 10.5 hours. You'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Brisbane, Australia

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gallery of Modern Art and Burleigh Heads Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Surfers Paradise (Surfers Paradise Beach & SkyPoint Observation Deck). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Brisbane River, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, walk around Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane day trip app.

Getting from Tokyo to Brisbane by flight takes about 13 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in March; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

Canberra, Australia

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and finally engage your brain at Questacon.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Canberra to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Perth, Australia

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Perth road trip planning app.

Fly from Canberra to Perth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth. Traveling from Canberra in April, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 2 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Perth to Nusa Lembongan takes 13 hours. Traveling from Perth in April, expect nights in Nusa Lembongan to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Singapore.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterfront Promenade and Clarke Quay. There's much more to do: snap pictures at The Helix Bridge, don't miss a visit to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Singapore.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Nusa Lembongan to Singapore in 12.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Singapore to Sigiriya in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Sigiriya due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.