30 days in South America, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

30 days in South America, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
3
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
4
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
5
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
6
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights

7
nights
Cusco, Peru

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Winay Wayna. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Horseback Riding Tours. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Piquillacta in Huarcapay, approximately Huarcapay away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the ancient world of Qorikancha.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Cusco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cusco is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect nights in Cusco to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piquillacta, Winay Wayna
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

7
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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Get a sense of the local culture at Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology. Get some historical perspective at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and Deep Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Fort Langley National Historic Site (in Fort Langley), Mount Seymour Provincial Park (in North Vancouver) and Redwood Park (in Surrey). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Jericho Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at English Bay Beach, catch all the local highlights with Sea Dragon Charters, and contemplate the waterfront views at False Creek.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cusco to Vancouver by flight takes about 19 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cusco in April: highs in Vancouver hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Richmond, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Sea Dragon Charters, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Fort Langley National Historic Site

1
night
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, then enjoy the sea views from Pointe Venus, and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, then meet some fierce fish with Scubatek Tahiti, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise.

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You can fly from Vancouver to Papeete in 15.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Papeete due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in April, with highs in Papeete at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Arue, James Norman Hall Home, Pointe Venus
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Pointe Venus ©
Pointe Venus
Scubatek Tahiti ©
Scubatek Tahiti
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls

3
nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Get some cultural insight at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church and Alain Despert. Get outdoors at Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, explore the galleries of Bora Art Upstairs, look for gifts at Boutique Bora Bora, and stroll through Bora Bora Turtle Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bora Bora trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Bora Bora takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery ©
Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ben Lomond Track and Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Wet Jacket Winery. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with Canyon Explorers, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Hayes Walkway, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Queenstown in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bora Bora to Queenstown is 22 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Arrowtown
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Ben Lomond Track ©
Ben Lomond Track
Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery ©
Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
Canyon Explorers ©
Canyon Explorers

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Anzac Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Tamarama Beach and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, look and learn at Observatory Hill, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Sydney takes 6 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tamarama Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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