48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Bibra Lake, Australia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 15 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
3
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Leura, Australia
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Pune, India

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Bibra Lake, Australia

Bibra Lake ©
Bibra Lake enjoys a reputation as one of Perth area's best destinations for a family day trip.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Adventure World Perth Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bibra Lake, use our trip itinerary maker.

Pune, India to Bibra Lake is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Pune to Bibra Lake due to the time zone difference. In September in Bibra Lake, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Bibra Lake

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tyler's Vineyard, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Adventure World ©
Adventure World
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Tyler's Vineyard ©
Tyler's Vineyard

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some historical perspective at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bibra Lake to Jabiru by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bibra Lake to Jabiru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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nights
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Step out of the city life by going to Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Horsemtrails. Tongariro Northern Circuit and Tawhai Falls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary in Taupo (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taranaki Falls, trek along Whakapapa Nature Walk, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ruapehu.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tongariro National Park tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru to Tongariro National Park. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wellington.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): shop like a local with Cuba Street District, examine the collection at The Weta Cave, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Great Alpine Highway and then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition.

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Drive from Tongariro National Park to Wellington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Outdoors Classes

Side Trip

Great Alpine Highway
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Great Alpine Highway ©
Great Alpine Highway

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 the city and head to Doubtful Sound and Dusky Track. On the 28th (Fri), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Spend the 30th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Ivan Wilson Park, stop by Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs, and trek along Gertrude Saddle.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Wellington to Te Anau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Barn and The Bead Shop. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Peregrine Wines and Silver Fern Gallery. On the 3rd (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Coronet Peak. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Remarkables Ski Area, tee off at Queenstown Golf Club, explore the activities along Lake Gunn, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
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The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Lake Marian Track ©
Lake Marian Track
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

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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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online tour planner .

Getting from Queenstown to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Leura, Australia

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The National Pass. Head to The Nook and Rick Rutherford's Countryfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Leura tour builder tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Victory Theatre Antique Centre
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation maker tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Leura in October, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 38°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Degraves Street, buy something for everyone on your list at South Melbourne Market, and stop by Ambiance Gifts.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne journey planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria