60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Poipu, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
4
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Ferry + Fly:  16 h
5
Paihia, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
7
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  11 h
10
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
12
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
14
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
15
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

4
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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Honolulu, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, expect nights in Honolulu to be slightly colder, around 27°C, while days are cooler, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Haleiwa, Kailua, Turtle Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
nights
Poipu, United States

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Poipu Beach Park and Anini Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens (in Kilauea), Photography Tours (in Kapaa) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Poipu trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 2.5 hours. June in Poipu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Lihue, Photography Tours, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

3
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Kapalua Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailea (Maluaka Beach, Makena Beach, & more) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Poipu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

3
nights
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach, identify plant and animal life at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bora Bora Lagoonarium.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaitape trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Lahaina to Vaitape with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Bora Bora Lagoonarium ©
Bora Bora Lagoonarium

3
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: Ocean Beach and Oneroa Bay. Step out of Paihia to go to Russell and see Pompallier Mission and Printery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and step off the mainland to explore Urupukapuka Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paihia holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Paihia takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Vaitape to Paihia, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Russell, Ocean Beach
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Spas

5
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taupo: Whakapapa (Mead's Wall & Tama Lakes) and Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Volcanic Hills Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Taranaki Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taupo trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Paihia to Taupo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, Rotorua
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Kinloch Beach ©
Kinloch Beach
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes

4
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Step out of Te Anau to go to Milford Sound and see Bowen Falls, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, and hike along The Chasm Walk.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Te Anau travel route planner.

Getting from Taupo to Te Anau by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Bowen Falls
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
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: Wanaka (Mount Aspiring National Park & Lake Wanaka). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at Queenstown Golf Club, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, and get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown day trip planning app .

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Wanaka
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Mount Aspiring National Park ©
Mount Aspiring National Park
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines
Spas

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nights
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
You'll get in some beach time at Gillespies Beach and Monro Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Fox Glacier, trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, stroll through Hooker Valley Track, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fox Glacier tour planning website .

Drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Franz Josef, Monro Beach
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Monro Beach ©
Monro Beach
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shark Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Sydney takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Fox Glacier to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, The Grape Escape, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, stroll through Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, go for a walk through Field of Light, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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Cairns, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ellis Beach, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Ellis Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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