41 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

41 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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41 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
1
Alotau
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Trobriand Islands
— 4 nights
Travel:  6​h 30​min
3
Doini Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
East New Britain
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kimbe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Lae
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Madang
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Vanimo
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Mount Hagen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Goroka
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
11
Port Moresby
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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: admire the masterpieces at Massim Museum, make a trip to Port of Alotau, stroll through Manta Watch Camp, and pause for some photo ops at Turnbull War Memorial Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alotau trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Alotau is an approximately 8-hour flight. In November, Alotau is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 32°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toTrobriand Islands.

Things to do in Alotau

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

4
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 other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Trobriand Islands trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alotau to Trobriand Islands. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off toDoini Island.

Things to do in Trobriand Islands

Parks Nature
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Kitava Island ©
Kitava Island

3
nights
Doini Island

Doini Island ©
Doini Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Doini Island Skull Cave.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Doini Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Trobriand Islands to Doini Island with the Route module. In November in Doini Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. You'll set off for East New Britain on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Doini Island

Parks Nature
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Doini Island Skull Cave ©
Doini Island Skull Cave

4
nights
East New Britain

East New Britain
To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our East New Britain tour builder tool .

Getting from Doini Island to East New Britain by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toKimbe.

Things to do in East New Britain

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Kimbe

Kimbe ©
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Kimbe Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kimbe trip builder .

Getting from East New Britain to Kimbe by car takes about 2 hours. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Lae.

Things to do in Kimbe

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kimbe Bay ©
Kimbe Bay

3
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: stroll the grounds of Lae War Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Habitat.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lae trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kimbe to Lae. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madang.

Things to do in Lae

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

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nights
Madang

Madang
Madang is the capital of Madang Province and is a town with a population of 27,420 on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Madang is known for wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balek Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the waterfront at Tufi Wharf, and visit a coastal fixture at Coastwatchers Memorial Lighthouse.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madang trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lae to Madang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Vanimo.

Things to do in Madang

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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nights
Vanimo

Vanimo
Vanimo is the capital of Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea. Vanimo is known for outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Crossing the border between PNG and West Papua.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vanimo trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madang to Vanimo. The time zone changes from Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) to East Indonesia Time (WIT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Vanimo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Mount Hagen.

Things to do in Vanimo

Outdoors
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3
nights
Mount Hagen

Mount Hagen
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with a population of 46,250. Take a break from Mount Hagen with a short trip to Wahgi River in Banz, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wilhelm and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mount Hagen Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Hagen journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vanimo to Mount Hagen. Traveling from Vanimo to Mount Hagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Goroka on the 16th (Mon).

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

3
nights
Goroka

Goroka
Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Goroka is known for museums and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at J.K. McCarthy Museum and stroll around Mount Gahavisuka Provincial Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goroka trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Mount Hagen to Goroka in 3 hours. You'll set off for Port Moresby on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Goroka

Museums Parks Nature
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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 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokoda Track, explore the world behind art at National Museum and Art Gallery, have fun at Paradise Cinema, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adventure Park PNG.

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

Traveling by flight from Goroka to Port Moresby takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kokoda Track
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Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park