60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Mana Island, Fiji
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 30​min
2
Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Suva, Fiji
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
9
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
11
Darwin, Australia
— 9 nights
12
Alice Springs, Australia
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Mana Island, Fiji

Mana Island ©
Barely 2 km (1.25 mi) across, the miniscule Mana Island is inhabited only thanks to a handful of resorts, which make the most of white-sand beaches appealing to vacationers from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at South Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mana Island online driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mana Island is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mana Island is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Mana Island reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Malolo Lailai Island.

Things to do in Mana Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji

Malolo Lailai Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at La Galerie.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malolo Lailai Island trip itinerary website .

Getting from Mana Island to Malolo Lailai Island by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. December in Malolo Lailai Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Malolo Lailai Island

Museums Shopping
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La Galerie ©
La Galerie

6
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
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.
Head to Baravi Handcrafts and Maui Bay Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Sigatoka side-trips: Momi Bay Battery Historic Park (in Denarau Island) and Zipline (in Pacific Harbour). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Natadola Beach, contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort, admire the sheer force of Biausevu Waterfall, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Malolo Lailai Island to Sigatoka takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sigatoka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Suva.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Momi Bay Battery Historic Park, Maui Bay Shopping Centre, Zipline, Robinson Crusoe Island
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Baravi Handcrafts ©
Baravi Handcrafts
Spas

5
nights
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Head to Suva Municipal Market and 21K Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suva: Pacific Harbour (Shark Diving & Paradise Beach). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at MHCC, and admire the natural beauty at Thurston Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Suva road trip planning website .

Drive from Sigatoka to Suva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Suva

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Pacific Harbour
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Dravuni Island ©
Dravuni Island
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

7
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Do your shopping at Jack's of Fiji and Lautoka Market. Step out of Nadi with an excursion to Churchill Park Sports Field in Lautoka--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nadi travel route builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Suva to Nadi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Nadi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Denarau Island, Lautoka
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club ©
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club
Spas

2
nights
Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Tanna Island ©
On the 21st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, stroll through Louniel Beach, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Yasur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): head outdoors with Blue Hole Number Two, then Head underground at Blue Cave, and then make a trip to Tafutuna Cultural Experience.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tanna Island road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Tanna Island takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Time to Vanuatu Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mount Yasur ©
Mount Yasur
Blue Cave ©
Blue Cave
Tafutuna Cultural Experience ©
Tafutuna Cultural Experience

8
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eton Beach and Havannah Beach and Boat Club. For shopping fun, head to Port Vila Markets or Michoutouchkine & Pilioko Foundation Art Gallery. Step out of Port Vila to go to Pele Island and see Pele Island, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Mele Cascades, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get in on the family fun at Wet N Wild Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Vila day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tanna Island to Port Vila in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Efate, The Secret Garden, Cascades Waterfalls, Pele Island
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Port Vila Markets ©
Port Vila Markets
Spas

4
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
We've included these beaches for you: Champagne Beach and Port Olry Beach. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Millennium Cave, identify plant and animal life at Nanda Blue Hole, admire the sheer force of Tuffuntari Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Magical Water Music Experience.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Espiritu Santo day trip planning app .

Getting from Port Vila to Espiritu Santo by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Espiritu Santo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

3
nights
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.
Honiara is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Honiara Central Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral, learn about all things military at Vilu War Museum, and appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial.

Start your trip to Honiara by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Espiritu Santo to Honiara by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Tenaru Falls ©
Tenaru Falls
Honiara Central Market ©
Honiara Central Market
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial

4
nights
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokoda Track, get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, admire the natural beauty at National Orchid Garden, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Moresby trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Honiara to Port Moresby in 3 hours. Traveling from Honiara to Port Moresby, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Port Moresby, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kokoda Track
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Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Vision City Mega Mall ©
Vision City Mega Mall
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery

9
nights
Darwin, Australia

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mindil Beach and Lameroo Beach. Head to Provenance Arts and Mbantua Fine Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Fri) at Darwin Waterfront. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Darwin takes 9 hours. In January in Darwin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Viva La Body ©
Viva La Body
Provenance Arts ©
Provenance Arts

8
nights
Alice Springs, Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Head to Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Mbantua Fine Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. On the 21st (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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Walking tours
This is Aboriginal Art ©
This is Aboriginal Art

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