16 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

16 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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16 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  30​h
1
Port Moresby
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Rabaul, East New Britain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Mount Hagen
— 5 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Barcelona

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.
Port Moresby is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Kokoda Track, explore the striking landscape of Varirata National Park, admire the masterpieces at National Museum and Art Gallery, and get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Moresby travel itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Port Moresby is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Papua New Guinea Time (PGT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Port Moresby to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rabaul.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kokoda Track, Kiriwina Island
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Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park

3
nights
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.
Rabaul is known for museums, nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Tavurvur, brush up on your military savvy at New Guinea Club, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rabaul War Cemetery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rabaul travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Moresby to Rabaul in 2.5 hours. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Mount Hagen.

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

5
nights
Mount Hagen

Mount Hagen
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with a population of 46,250. Go for a jaunt from Mount Hagen to Banz to see Wahgi River about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wilhelm and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mount Hagen Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Hagen day trip app .

Getting from Rabaul to Mount Hagen by flight takes about 5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Hagen

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Wahgi River
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Mount Wilhelm
Mount Wilhelm
Mount Hagen Market ©
Mount Hagen Market

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