30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online travel route builder.

Seoul, South Korea to Cairns is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Cairns is 1 hour. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
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Spa
Spas
4.6

3
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Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas attractions planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

3
nights

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Water Body
Mutitjulu Waterhole
4.5
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7

5
nights
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.
Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Te Anau.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

4
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Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Step out of Te Anau to go to Milford Sound and see Bowen Falls, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring at Doubtful Sound. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, take an unforgettable tour with Southern Lakes Helicopters, trek along The Chasm Walk, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Te Anau journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Te Anau takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Te Anau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Water Body
Milford Sound
4.8
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Water Body
Doubtful Sound
4.7
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Helicopter Tour
Southern Lakes Helicopters
4.9

3
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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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Queenstown vacation app.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Entertainment Center
Skyline Queenstown
4.5
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Spa
Spas
4.5

4
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Taupo, New Zealand

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Te Puia, &more). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids, and have fun at Huka Prawn Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taupo tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Taupo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

5
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner.

You can fly from Taupo to Sydney in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Taupo to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

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