8 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

8 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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8 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
1
Alotau
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rabaul, East New Britain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kimbe
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Moresby
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Alotau

Alotau ©
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alotau trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Alotau is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Alotau: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rabaul.

Things to do in Alotau

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Manta Watch Camp ©
Manta Watch Camp
Massim Museum ©
Massim Museum

1
night
Rabaul, East New Britain

Rabaul ©
The plucky township of Rabaul lives under constant threat of destruction, thanks to its proximity to Tavurvur, a permanently smoking and very much active volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Kokopo War Museum, then learn about all things military at New Guinea Club, and then contemplate the geological forces at Tavurvur.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rabaul sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Alotau to Rabaul in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimbe.

Things to do in Rabaul

Museums Nature Parks
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Kokopo War Museum ©
Kokopo War Museum
Tavurvur ©
Tavurvur
New Guinea Club ©
New Guinea Club

1
night
Kimbe

Kimbe ©
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Kimbe Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimbe trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rabaul to Kimbe. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Kimbe

Beaches Nature Wildlife
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Kimbe Bay ©
Kimbe Bay

4
nights
Port Moresby

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bomana War Cemetery and Port Moresby Mosque. Escape the urban bustle at Kokoda Track and Varirata National Park. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Museum and Art Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Adventure Park PNG, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Moresby trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimbe to Port Moresby. In October in Port Moresby, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kokoda Track
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Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Varirata National Park ©
Varirata National Park

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