38 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

38 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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38 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
1
Alotau
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Trobriand Islands
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
3
Kimbe
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Lae
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Mount Hagen
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Moresby
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
Alotau

Alotau ©
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Massim Museum and Turnbull War Memorial Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manta Watch Camp and don't miss a visit to Port of Alotau.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alotau trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Alotau is an approximately 8-hour flight. In December, Alotau is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 32°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toTrobriand Islands.

Things to do in Alotau

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Manta Watch Camp ©
Manta Watch Camp
Massim Museum ©
Massim Museum
Port of Alotau ©
Port of Alotau

6
nights
Trobriand Islands

Trobriand Islands ©
Trobriand Islands is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Kitava Island.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trobriand Islands trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alotau to Trobriand Islands. You'll set off for Kimbe on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Trobriand Islands

Parks Nature
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Kitava Island ©
Kitava Island

5
nights
Kimbe

Kimbe ©
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kimbe is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kimbe Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimbe trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trobriand Islands to Kimbe. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Lae.

Things to do in Kimbe

Wildlife Parks Beaches
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Kimbe Bay ©
Kimbe Bay

6
nights
Lae

Lae ©
Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. Lae is known for historic sites and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lae War Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Habitat.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lae attractions planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimbe to Lae. You will leave for Mount Hagen on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Lae

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

5
nights
Mount Hagen

Mount Hagen
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with a population of 46,250. Go for a jaunt from Mount Hagen to Banz to see Wahgi River about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wilhelm and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mount Hagen Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mount Hagen online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Lae to Mount Hagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll set off for Port Moresby on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Hagen

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Wahgi River
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Mount Wilhelm
Mount Wilhelm
Mount Hagen Market ©
Mount Hagen Market

7
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.
Visit Bomana War Cemetery and Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at National Museum and Art Gallery and Port Moresby Mosque. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kokoda Track, have fun at Paradise Cinema, admire the natural beauty at National Orchid Garden, and ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Port Moresby trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Hagen to Port Moresby takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. January in Port Moresby sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kokoda Track
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Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
National Museum and Art Gallery ©
National Museum and Art Gallery
Port Moresby Mosque ©
Port Moresby Mosque

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