23 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

23 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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23 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  38​h
1
Sorong, Indonesia
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h 30​min
2
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
4
Noosa, Australia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Launceston, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
11
Suva, Fiji
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States

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Sorong, Indonesia

Sorong
Tourists usually make a stop at Sorong on their way to the area's popular marine park, and nature lovers enjoy touring the town's surrounding mountains and forests before moving on.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorong tour itinerary planner .

Seattle, USA to Sorong is an approximately 38-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Sorong is 17 hours. Traveling from Seattle in March, things will get much hotter in Sorong: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. You'll set off for Port Moresby on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Sorong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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1
night
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery and then hike along Kokoda Track.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Moresby day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Sorong to Port Moresby with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sorong to Port Moresby due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Port Moresby can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kokoda Track
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Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip maker app .

You can fly from Port Moresby to Brisbane in 4 hours. In March, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Port Moresby - with highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

2
nights
Noosa, Australia

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, then stop by The Real McCaul, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Noosa online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Eumundi
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

3
nights
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for plenty of shopping. Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and then go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Launceston, Australia

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip app .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online journey planner .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Launceston in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

1
night
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the galleries of Silver Fern Gallery, then look for gifts at The Barn, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally look for gifts at DF Souvenirs. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown holiday maker tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Rotorua takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. March in Rotorua sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Suva.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

1
day
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
On the 23rd (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Handicraft Centre, then hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market, and then get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Suva online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rotorua to Suva. Traveling from Rotorua in March, you will find days in Suva are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are much warmer (84°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Suva

Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Municipal Handicraft Centre ©
Municipal Handicraft Centre

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