18 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

18 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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18 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Port Moresby
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Doini Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  6​h 30​min
3
Trobriand Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Alotau
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Kimbe
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Lae
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Mount Hagen
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Singapore

5
nights
Port Moresby

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Kokoda Track, take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Vision City Mega Mall, and get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Moresby driving holiday app .

Singapore, Singapore to Port Moresby is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Port Moresby, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Port Moresby, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Doini Island.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kokoda Track
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park

2
nights
Doini Island

Doini Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Doini Island Skull Cave.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Doini Island trip planner.

Fly from Port Moresby to Doini Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Doini Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 32°C at night. You will leave for Trobriand Islands on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Doini Island

Parks Nature
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Doini Island Skull Cave ©
Doini Island Skull Cave

2
nights
Trobriand Islands

Trobriand Islands ©
On the 24th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kitava Island.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Trobriand Islands itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Doini Island to Trobriand Islands with the Route module. You will leave for Alotau on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Trobriand Islands

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Kitava Island ©
Kitava Island

3
nights
Alotau

Alotau ©
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Alotau is known for adventure, historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Massim Museum, take in the history at Turnbull War Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manta Watch Camp, and take a leisurely stroll along Port of Alotau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alotau day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trobriand Islands to Alotau. December in Alotau sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 32°C at night. You'll set off for Kimbe on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Alotau

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Manta Watch Camp ©
Manta Watch Camp
Massim Museum ©
Massim Museum
Port of Alotau ©
Port of Alotau

1
day
Kimbe

Kimbe ©
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kimbe Bay.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kimbe online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alotau to Kimbe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lae.

Things to do in Kimbe

Wildlife Parks Beaches
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Kimbe Bay ©
Kimbe Bay

2
nights
Lae

Lae ©
Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Rainforest Habitat and then pause for some photo ops at Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Lae War Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lae trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kimbe to Lae. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mount Hagen.

Things to do in Lae

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Lae War Cemetery ©
Lae War Cemetery
Rainforest Habitat ©
Rainforest Habitat

2
nights
Mount Hagen

Mount Hagen
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with a population of 46,250. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mount Hagen Market and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wilhelm.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Hagen vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Lae to Mount Hagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Hagen

Parks Shopping Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Mount Wilhelm
Mount Wilhelm
Mount Hagen Market ©
Mount Hagen Market

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