60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
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Ha'apai Islands, Tonga
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 night
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 7 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, &more), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Cairns is 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Safari
Safaris
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Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara ©
The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, see what you can catch with Ripples Boat Charters, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tenaru Falls. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Vilu War Museum, then appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Honiara road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Honiara takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Solomon Islands Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honiara when traveling from Cairns in May, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Ripples Boat Charters
5.0

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
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: take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanda Blue Hole, Head underground at Millennium Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mount Hope Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Espiritu Santo online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honiara to Espiritu Santo in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Honiara in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Espiritu Santo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Nature / Park
Nanda Blue Hole
4.8
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Island Time Kayaking Tours - Day Tours
4.9

6
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Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu Crater Walk (in Lalomanu). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefaga Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Lava Cliff Walk, and admire the sheer force of Togitogiga Waterfall.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Apia online vacation planner.

You can fly from Espiritu Santo to Apia in 18 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo to Apia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ha'apai Islands.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
To Sua Ocean Trench
4.7
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Spa / Wellness
Yoga Samoa
5.0

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Ha'apai Islands, Tonga

Ha'apai Islands
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a tour by water with Ha'apai Whale and Sail Ltd.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ha'apai Islands trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Apia to Ha'apai Islands in 14 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ha'apai Islands can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Ha'apai Islands

Tours · Outdoors
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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nadi day trip planning site.

You can fly from Ha'apai Islands to Nadi in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ha'apai Islands to Nadi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ha'apai Islands in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Nadi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Line Islands.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Line Islands
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Line Islands tour planner.

You can fly from Nadi to Line Islands in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Line Islands due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nadi in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Line Islands, with lows around 30°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Lagoon Service Bora Bora, see Natura Discovery, stroll through Leopard Rays Trench, and explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point.

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

Getting from Line Islands to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 30 hours. Traveling from Line Islands to Bora Bora, you'll gain 24 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Auckland.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Beach
Matira Beach
4.6
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Volcano
Mount Otemanu
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Off-Road Tour
Natura Discovery
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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tree Adventures and then get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auckland travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Auckland in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Bora Bora to Auckland, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Auckland sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Observation Deck
SkyTower
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Military Museum
Auckland Museum
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Rotorua, New Zealand

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, explore the striking landscape at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in June, Rotorua is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wellington trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wellington are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound & Lake Te Anau). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Milford Sound
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Entertainment Center
Skyline Queenstown
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Water Body
Lake Te Anau
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The Road Builders Memorial (in Katoomba), Blackheath (Barrow Lookout & Gallery Blackheath) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website.

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at EscapeXperience, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:
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Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo
4.3

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