60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
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Ha'apai Islands, Tonga
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 night
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Auckland
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cairns, Australia

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, &more), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Cairns is 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, see what you can catch with Ripples Boat Charters, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tenaru Falls. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Vilu War Museum, then appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Honiara road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Honiara takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Solomon Islands Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honiara when traveling from Cairns in May, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Espiritu Santo is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanda Blue Hole, Head underground at Millennium Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mount Hope Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Espiritu Santo online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honiara to Espiritu Santo in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Honiara in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Espiritu Santo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

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Apia, Samoa

The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu Crater Walk (in Lalomanu). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefaga Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Lava Cliff Walk, and admire the sheer force of Togitogiga Waterfall.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Apia online vacation planner.

You can fly from Espiritu Santo to Apia in 18 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo to Apia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ha'apai Islands.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

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Ha'apai Islands, Tonga

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a tour by water with Ha'apai Whale and Sail Ltd.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ha'apai Islands trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Apia to Ha'apai Islands in 14 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ha'apai Islands can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Ha'apai Islands

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nadi day trip planning site.

You can fly from Ha'apai Islands to Nadi in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ha'apai Islands to Nadi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ha'apai Islands in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Nadi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Line Islands.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Golf
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

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To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Line Islands tour planner.

You can fly from Nadi to Line Islands in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Line Islands due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nadi in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Line Islands, with lows around 30°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Bora Bora.
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Lagoon Service Bora Bora, see Natura Discovery, stroll through Leopard Rays Trench, and explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point.

Make your Bora Bora itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Line Islands to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 30 hours. Traveling from Line Islands to Bora Bora, you'll gain 24 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Auckland.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 1:

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tree Adventures and then get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auckland travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Auckland in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Bora Bora to Auckland, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Auckland sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Adventure

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Rotorua, New Zealand

Sulphur City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, explore the striking landscape at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in June, Rotorua is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

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Wellington, New Zealand

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wellington trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wellington are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound & Lake Te Anau). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Blackheath (Barrow Lookout & Gallery Blackheath) and The Road Builders Memorial (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website.

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at EscapeXperience, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Solomon Islands travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets · Ruins
Build your Solomon Islands trip around the many enriching diving experiences available, or plan a relaxing break on a luxuriously sandy and peaceful beach. Witness the vibrant culture of the local people on an eco-friendly guided walk, shopping for locally made handicrafts, and sampling the local cuisine. Solomon Islands still bears the marks of a very different aspect of its history, when some of the most intense fighting in World War II happened here. Learn about this dark chapter through memorials, museums, artifacts, and relics, both on land and under the sea.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

Samoa travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.

Tonga travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Republic of Kiribati travel guide

3.1
Nature & Parks · Government Buildings · Churches
You'll find a surprising number of vacation ideas in Kiribati, an island nation boasting a rich cultural and natural abundance. The 33 coral islands offer world-class fishing spots, marine and terrestrial reserves, and great places to try a range of water sports. Its refreshingly noncommercial and lively culture engages visitors with its colors, vibrancy, and welcoming character. Experience the local philosophy of subsistence in the villages, where delicious cuisine and traditional ceremonies take precedence. On a different note, history buffs will appreciate sites commemorating an infamous World War II battle that took place here. Head farther inland for an adventurer's holiday--exploring the forests, discovering a wealth of impressive natural features, and identifying the diversity of plant and animal life.

French Polynesia travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.

New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.