52 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

52 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Dili, East Timor
— 3 nights
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Com, East Timor
— 2 nights
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia
— 8 nights
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Wamena, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Jayapura, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 3 nights
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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
— 3 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 5 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 6 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 6 nights
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Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
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Dili, East Timor

— 3 nights
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
When in Dili, make a side trip to see Old Ai Pelo Prison in Liquica, approximately Liquica away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Cristo Rei, walk around Largo de Lecidere, soothe aching muscles at The Spa, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dili trip builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Dili is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Dili due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Com.

Things to do in Dili

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Com, East Timor

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): head off the coast to Jaco Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Com road trip planning website.

Getting from Dili to Com by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Raja Ampat.

Things to do in Com

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia

— 8 nights
When in Raja Ampat, make a side trip to see Raja Ampat Islands in Sorong, approximately Sorong away.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Raja Ampat trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Com to Raja Ampat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Wamena.

Things to do in Raja Ampat

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 14:

Wamena, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Habbema, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Nayak - Market, and then snap pictures at Sinatma Suspension Bridge. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mummies of Akima.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Wamena online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raja Ampat to Wamena. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jayapura.

Things to do in Wamena

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Jayapura, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Jayapura is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. Take a break from Jayapura with a short trip to Sentani Lake in Sentani, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Love Lake, make a trip to Skow Village, take an in-depth tour of Museum Loka Budaya, and see some colorful creatures with Jefalgi Papua Tours.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jayapura trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wamena to Jayapura. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wamena in January: high temperatures in Jayapura hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Jayapura

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

— 3 nights
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park, meet the residents at Adventure Park PNG, get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, and stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Moresby trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jayapura to Port Moresby with the Route module. Traveling from Jayapura to Port Moresby, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Port Moresby can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rabaul.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Rabaul War Cemetery, then learn about all things military at New Guinea Club, and then contemplate the geological forces at Tavurvur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Kokopo War Museum and then see what you can catch with Rabaul - Kokopo Dive.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rabaul day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Rabaul takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Rabaul

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 5 nights
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Spend a fun-filled day on the 31st (Sun) at Splash Mountain Jungle Water Slide. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Off-Road Cave Safari, tee off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, head off the coast to Robinson Crusoe Island, and get a new perspective on things with Diveaway Fiji.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sigatoka day trip website.

You can fly from Rabaul to Sigatoka in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Rabaul to Sigatoka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Sigatoka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Nadi, Fiji

— 6 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
When in Nadi, make a side trip to see Scuba Bula Dive Centre in Momi, approximately Momi away. Spend a fun-filled day on the 6th (Sat) at Big Bula Water Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, head outdoors with Gotta Go Fiji, see Off-Road Tours, and tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nadi trip site.

You can drive from Sigatoka to Nadi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Nadi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 6 nights
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Take a break from Port Vila with a short trip to Pele Island in Pele Island, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at The Vanuatu Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Vila travel route site.

You can fly from Nadi to Port Vila in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nadi to Port Vila due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:

Tanna Island, Vanuatu

— 3 nights
Tanna Island is known for nature, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Yasur, see some colorful creatures with Volcano Island Divers, don't miss a visit to Tafutuna Cultural Experience, and kick back and relax at Louniel Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tanna Island road trip site.

You can fly from Port Vila to Tanna Island in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

— 6 nights
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Espiritu Santo is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Millennium Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Matevulu Blue Hole, admire the sheer force of Mount Hope Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Champagne Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Espiritu Santo road trip planner.

Getting from Tanna Island to Espiritu Santo by flight takes about 6 hours. February in Espiritu Santo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:

East Timor travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Shopping · Specialty Museums
Rugged beaches lure many to take their holiday in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony that gained its independence in 2002 after a brutal occupation by Indonesia. With pristine reefs, steep mountains, mysterious jungle caves, and misty hillside villages, the country represents one of Asia's most charming destinations, where it's still possible to have an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Many choose to tour East Timor by car, stopping at various locations to snap photos, dive into the sea, and mingle with the locals at quaint settlements preserving age-old traditions lost to the rest of the world. Those preferring urban experiences concentrate on Dili, the ultra-relaxed capital with access to both sea and mountains.

West Papua travel guide

4.2
Reefs · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Home to ancient tribal cultures and littered with hundreds of barely explored islands, there's an aura of wonder about the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The coastline's array of dramatic scenery, including hidden lagoons, shimmering waters, and insurmountably rocky islands, is sure to excite the imagination. While the province works through a complicated political situation--a big push for autonomy has long dominated news about West Papua--holiday-makers continue to come here, drawn by the remote location. You might need to obtain travel permits before planning a tour of West Papua's more far-flung areas, so check with the local authorities before you book anything.

Papua travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
The vast, remote province of Papua is home to diverse tribes and multitudes of animal and plant species. Part of Indonesia since 1969, the area remains relatively underdeveloped, its major asset its well-preserved natural beauty. Some of the tribes, mostly those from the central highlands of Papua, still maintain their traditions and live uninfluenced by the rest of the world. Many endangered and endemic species call Papua their home, such as tree kangaroos and birds of paradise, as well as the world's largest butterflies and lizards. Papua tours lead to some of the most inaccessible rainforests in the world, challenging to access but extremely rewarding to behold.

Papua New Guinea travel guide

3.9
Zoos · Cemeteries · Hiking Trails
Occupying the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands, Papua New Guinea represents an immense cultural and biological diversity. Densely carpeted in lush rainforest, the largely mountainous interior includes several active volcanoes. Because of this rugged landscape, Papua New Guinea remains one of the planet's least explored areas, thought to harbor as-yet undiscovered species. Remote mountain ranges nurture unique plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world, while the wildly fluctuating topography creates large differences in climate that further diversify the ecosystems. The people of Papua New Guinea are equally varied and distinct, with hundreds of tribes and communities--the vast majority of which are rural--and approximately 850 different languages. Don't expect much of a tourism infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (or infrastructure of any kind), but do expect any challenges to be richly rewarded by a real adventure unlike any other, in an untamed wilderness, untouched by commercialization.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.