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
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Lahaina, United States
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
4
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
ferry + Fly:  16​h
5
Paihia, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
6
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
9
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 30​min
11
Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

4
nights
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 Lanikai Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in June: highs in Honolulu hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Kualoa Regional Park, Lanikai Beach, Sunset Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

5
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. We've included these beaches for you: Poipu Beach Park and Tunnels Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Poipu travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Lihue, Hanalei, Photography Tours, Na Pali Coast State Park
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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

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Poipu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

5
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: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Tupitipiti Point, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vaitape road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Vaitape. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Deep Sea Pearls ©
Deep Sea Pearls

4
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.
Visit Ocean Beach and Taupo Bay for some beach relaxation. When in Paihia, make a side trip to see Tapeka Point Track in Russell, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, stop by Paihia Bookshop, contemplate the long history of KeriKeri New Zealand, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paihia day trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 22 hours traveling from Vaitape to Paihia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Tapeka Point Track, Ocean Beach, Taupo Bay Beach
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Spas

5
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.
Take a break from Te Anau with a short trip to Pops View Look Out in Milford Sound, about 56 minutes away. On the 28th (Sun), hike the day away at Kepler Track. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound, stroll through The Chasm Walk, and go for a walk through Punanga Manu o Te Anau.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paihia to Te Anau takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Pops View Look Out
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

5
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.
Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Mount Aspiring National Park in Wanaka--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a memorable drive along Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Gillespies Beach and Monro Beach. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Fox Glacier, trek along Hooker Valley Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kea Point Track.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fox Glacier driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Fox Glacier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Monro Beach, Franz Josef Glacier
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Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Monro Beach ©
Monro Beach

6
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), The Grape Escape (in Mittagong) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Sydney in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fox Glacier to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Grape Escape, Bilpin Cider Company, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island travel route website .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors 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

2
nights
Cape Tribulation, Australia

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Port Douglas (Port Douglas Court House Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lord Howe Island to Cape Tribulation in 10.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Port Douglas
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Safaris
Flagstaff Hill Lookout ©
Flagstaff Hill Lookout

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nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cape Tribulation to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Cape Tribulation in July, plan for slightly colder days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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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