59 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

59 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Dili, East Timor
— 6 nights
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia
— 10 nights
Drive to Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Fly to Frans Kaisiepo Airport
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Biak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Jayapura, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 5 nights
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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
— 2 nights
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Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
— 2 nights
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 7 nights
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Pele Island, Vanuatu
— 1 night
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Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
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Aneityum Island, Vanuatu
— 1 night
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 12 nights
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Dili, East Timor

— 6 nights
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Ai Pelo Prison in Liquica (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rei, get engrossed in the history at Chega! Exhibition, get your bearings at Xanana GusmAo Reading Room, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dili driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Dili is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Dili due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Raja Ampat.

Things to do in Dili

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

— 10 nights
Go for a jaunt from Raja Ampat to Sorong to see Raja Ampat Islands about 1h 10 min away.

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Explore your travel options from Dili to Raja Ampat with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Biak.

Things to do in Raja Ampat

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 17:

Biak, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Biak is known for nature and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Karmon Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Binsari Cave, explore the activities along Samares Lake, and stroll through Wari Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Biak holiday app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raja Ampat to Biak. In January, daily temperatures in Biak can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jayapura.

Things to do in Biak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Jayapura, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Jayapura is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. Change things up with these side-trips from Jayapura: Sentani (Sentani Lake & MacArthur Monument). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Love Lake, stroll through Harlem Beach, don't miss a visit to Jayapura City Hill, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jayapura Mall.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jayapura online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Biak to Jayapura with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Jayapura

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

— 5 nights
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park, admire the sheer force of Rouna Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adventure Park PNG.

Planning Port Moresby trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jayapura to Port Moresby. The time zone changes from Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT) to Papua New Guinea Time (PGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rabaul.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

— 2 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 1st (Mon): learn about all things military at Kokopo War Museum and then see what you can catch with Rabaul - Kokopo Dive. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Rabaul War Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at New Guinea Club, and then get impressive views of Tavurvur.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabaul trip planning app.

You can fly from Port Moresby to Rabaul in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimbe.

Things to do in Rabaul

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

— 2 nights
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Kimbe Bay.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kimbe trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rabaul to Kimbe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Kimbe

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

— 7 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: explore the fascinating underground world of Millennium Cave, admire the sheer force of Mount Hope Waterfall, contemplate the long history of SS President Coolidge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Port Olry Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Espiritu Santo road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimbe to Espiritu Santo. The time zone difference when traveling from Kimbe to Espiritu Santo is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Espiritu Santo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pele Island.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 11:

Pele Island, Vanuatu

— 1 night
On the 12th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Pele Island.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pele Island visit site.

Getting from Espiritu Santo to Pele Island by flight takes about 5 hours. In February in Pele Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Pele Island

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Tanna Island, Vanuatu

— 3 nights
Tanna Island is known for nature, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Mount Yasur, don't miss a visit to Tafutuna Cultural Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Louniel Beach, and see some colorful creatures with Volcano Island Divers.

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

Getting from Pele Island to Tanna Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Aneityum Island.

Things to do in Tanna Island

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

Aneityum Island, Vanuatu

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Mystery Island.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aneityum Island online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tanna Island to Aneityum Island by flight takes about 3 hours. February in Aneityum Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Aneityum Island

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 12 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.
Port Vila is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the eclectic array of goods at Port Vila Markets, admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Vila trip planning app.

You can fly from Aneityum Island to Port Vila in 4 hours. Traveling from Aneityum Island in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Port Vila, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 28:

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.

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.