21 days in Middle East, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

21 days in Middle East, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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21 days in Middle East, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Muscat, Oman

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Muscat, Oman

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Muscat trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Oman, the closest major airport is Muscat International Airport. In July in Muscat, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 36°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Muscat

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve ©
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then walk around KLCC Park, and finally browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then stroll around KL Bird Park, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

You can fly from Muscat to Kuala Lumpur in 8 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Muscat to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in July; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and get your game on at Circus Arts Gold Coast.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. In July, Gold Coast is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get curious at Powerhouse Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get your game on at Zero Latency, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Bring the kids along to Singapore Zoo and Universal Studios Singapore. Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see S.E.A. Aquarium about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Singapore Flyer, experience the excitement of Sandbox VR, take a stroll through Chinatown, and admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Singapore takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Singapore due to the time zone difference. In August, Singapore is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
S.E.A. Aquarium ©
S.E.A. Aquarium

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