60 days in United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

60 days in United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: Bathurst, Canada
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Lahaina, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Honolulu, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  24​h
10
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
11
Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Bathurst, Canada

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wailea Beach Path and Ulua Beach. Visit Kamaole Beach Park II and Makena Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kamaole Beach Park III). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through D.T. Fleming Beach Park, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina journey builder .

Bathurst, Canada to Lahaina is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bathurst to Lahaina is minus 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bathurst in January, with highs in Lahaina at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Kapalua, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 23:
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

7
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and The Captain Cook Monument (in Captain Cook). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, The Captain Cook Monument, Punalu‘U Beach, Pololu Valley Lookout, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:
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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Ko Olina Lagoons and Lanikai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa) and Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole.

Plan trip to Honolulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapolei, Haleiwa, Halona Blowhole, Lanikai Beach, Ka'ena Point State Park
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and Natadola Beach. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nadi vacation planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Nadi in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Fiji Time, which is usually a 22 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in February, expect nights in Nadi to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

4
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Relax by the water at Piha Beach and Hahei Beach Walk. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cathedral Cove Walk. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rangitoto Island, head off the coast to Waiheke Island, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, and stop by Pauanesia.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Auckland takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nadi in February, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hahei, Piha Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. Visit Ohope Beach and Mt Maunganui Main Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track & Mount Maunganui Base Track) and Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Huka Honey Hive). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and get your game on at OGO Rotorua.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rotorua when traveling from Auckland in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tauranga, Taupo, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Ohope Beach, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 19:
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wanaka and Glenorchy-Queenstown Road. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Take a break from Queenstown with a short trip to Lake Wanaka in Wanaka, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, look for gifts at Amisfield Cellar Door, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rotorua to Queenstown by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wanaka, Lake Gunn, Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:
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Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill

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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get outdoors at Blue Mountains and The Three Sisters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole, Lincoln's Rock
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

5
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Kurrawa Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Bikini Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Maafushi Island. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Maldives Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in March, with highs in Maafushi Island at 36°C and lows at 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Artificial Beach. Visit Hulhumale Beach and Rasfannu for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, head off the coast to Hulhumale, see the vivid underwater world at Banana Reef, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Male travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Male. In March, daytime highs in Male are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Hulhumale Beach, Banana Reef
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

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