60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 6 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Bus to Auckland, Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 6 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to London

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamukala Billabong.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

Port Douglas, Australia — 5 nights

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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Cairns, Australia — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 30th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Melbourne, Australia — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 4 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Te Anau.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Te Anau, New Zealand — 5 nights

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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring at Doubtful Sound. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Milford Sound, stroll through The Chasm Walk, Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Fiordland Massage Clinic.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Te Anau trip planner.

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)'s surroundings by going to Fox Glacier (Fox Glacier South Side Walk & Helicopter Tours).

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Te Anau to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Taupo.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Taupo, New Zealand — 5 nights

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, stop by Huka Honey Hive, don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taupo route planner.

Fly from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Taupo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the long history of Buried Village of Te Wairoa.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Bora Bora, French Polynesia — 6 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Reef Discovery Bora Bora, browse the exhibits of Alain Despert, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora road trip app.

Getting from Rotorua to Bora Bora by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 22 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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