47 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

47 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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47 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  37​h
1
Vanimo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Madang
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lae
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Kimbe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Rabaul, East New Britain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Alotau
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Trobriand Islands
— 5 nights
Travel:  6​h 30​min
8
Doini Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Mount Hagen
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Port Moresby
— 8 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Barcelona

3
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.

Make your Vanimo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Barcelona, Spain to Vanimo is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to East Indonesia Time (WIT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Vanimo hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. You will leave for Madang on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Vanimo

Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

4
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 and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Coastwatchers Memorial Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Balek Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in the waterfront at Tufi Wharf.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madang itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Vanimo to Madang with the Route module. The time zone changes from East Indonesia Time to Papua New Guinea Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for Lae on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Madang

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

4
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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Lae War Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Rainforest Habitat, and pause for some photo ops at Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG.

To plan Lae vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Madang to Lae takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toKimbe.

Things to do in Lae

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lae War Cemetery ©
Lae War Cemetery
Rainforest Habitat ©
Rainforest Habitat

3
nights
Kimbe

Kimbe ©
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kimbe is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Kimbe Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimbe trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Lae to Kimbe with the Route module. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toRabaul.

Things to do in Kimbe

Nature Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kimbe Bay ©
Kimbe Bay

4
nights
Rabaul, East New Britain

Rabaul ©
The plucky township of Rabaul lives under constant threat of destruction, thanks to its proximity to Tavurvur, a permanently smoking and very much active volcano.
Rabaul is known for museums, nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Tavurvur, brush up on your military savvy at Kokopo War Museum, stroll the grounds of Rabaul War Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of New Guinea Club.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rabaul online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kimbe to Rabaul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alotau.

Things to do in Rabaul

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kokopo War Museum ©
Kokopo War Museum
Tavurvur ©
Tavurvur
New Guinea Club ©
New Guinea Club

4
nights
Alotau

Alotau ©
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Alotau is known for museums and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Massim Museum, make a trip to Turnbull War Memorial Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Manta Watch Camp, and take a leisurely stroll along Port of Alotau.

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

Traveling by flight from Rabaul to Alotau takes 4.5 hours. In December in Alotau, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. You'll set off for Trobriand Islands on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Alotau

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Manta Watch Camp ©
Manta Watch Camp
Massim Museum ©
Massim Museum
Port of Alotau ©
Port of Alotau

5
nights
Trobriand Islands

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

Discover how to plan a Trobriand Islands trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alotau to Trobriand Islands. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toDoini Island.

Things to do in Trobriand Islands

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kitava Island ©
Kitava Island

4
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, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Doini Island attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trobriand Islands to Doini Island. In December, daily temperatures in Doini Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Mount Hagen.

Things to do in Doini Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Doini Island Skull Cave ©
Doini Island Skull Cave

4
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. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wilhelm and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mount Hagen Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Hagen trip tool .

Fly from Doini Island to Mount Hagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Mount Hagen

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Wahgi River
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wilhelm
Mount Wilhelm
Mount Hagen Market ©
Mount Hagen Market

8
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.
Port Moresby is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokoda Track, step off the mainland to explore Kiriwina Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adventure Park PNG, and explore the striking landscape of Varirata National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Moresby trip planning website .

Getting from Mount Hagen to Port Moresby by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kiriwina Island, Kokoda Track
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park

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