60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific journey planner
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 night
Fly to Nadi International Airport, Drive to Suva
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Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive to Nadi International Airport, Fly to Wellington
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Dunedin, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 1 night
Fly
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Noumea, New Caledonia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 1 night
Fly to Brisbane, Bus to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Wollongong, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Funafuti, Tuvalu — 1 night

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get your bearings at Tuvalu National Library, stroll through Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, and then get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Funafuti online journey planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Funafuti is an approximately 39-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Funafuti, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Funafuti at 36°C and lows at 30°C. You'll set off for Suva on the 18th (Fri).
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Suva, Fiji — 1 night

Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
On the 19th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Handicraft Centre, then explore the galleries of Fiji Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at 21K Gallery.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Suva trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Funafuti to Suva with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Suva when traveling from Funafuti in March, with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wellington.
Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Wellington, New Zealand — 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Wellington to Picton to see Marlborough Sounds about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wellington Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wellington tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suva to Wellington. When traveling from Suva in March, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Wellington: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 16°C at night. You'll set off for Auckland on the 25th (Fri).
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:

Auckland, New Zealand — 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 28th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and learn about all things military at Auckland Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Auckland journey planner.

Getting from Wellington to Auckland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Wellington in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly to Christchurch.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

Christchurch, New Zealand — 4 nights

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Go for a jaunt from Christchurch to Akaroa to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 25 min away. On the 1st (Fri), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Imagination Station, and have some family-friendly fun at Velocity Karts.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch day trip planning site.

You can fly from Auckland to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Christchurch. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dunedin.
Tours · Transportation · Parks · Fun & Games
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Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:

Dunedin, New Zealand — 4 nights

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Step out of Dunedin to go to Clyde and see Central Cycle Trail Co., which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, don't miss a visit to The World's Steepest Street, explore the historical opulence of Larnach Castle & Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dunedin online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Dunedin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Queenstown.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 7 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk, Milford Sound, &more). On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Kiwi Birdlife Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Queenstown vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dunedin to Queenstown by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Port Vila.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 14:

Port Vila, Vanuatu — 1 night

The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall and then step off the mainland to explore Iririki Island.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Vila trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Port Vila in 10 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Port Vila, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Port Vila sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to Noumea.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Noumea, New Caledonia — 4 nights

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Noumea is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ilot Maitre, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Noumea road trip planning site.

You can fly from Port Vila to Noumea in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Honiara.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Honiara, Solomon Islands — 1 night

The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Tenaru Falls and then cast your line with Ripples Boat Charters.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honiara road trip planning site.

You can fly from Noumea to Honiara in 22.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Honiara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Byron Bay.
Tours · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
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Byron Bay, Australia — 3 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, have unforgettable encounters with Sundive Byron Bay, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Make your Byron Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honiara to Byron Bay takes 11 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Honiara to Byron Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honiara in April, expect cooler with lows of 16°C in Byron Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

Gold Coast, Australia — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Gold Coast to go to Tamborine Mountain and see Cork 'n Fork Tours, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and tour the pleasant surroundings at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Gold Coast visit planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Brisbane on the 29th (Fri).
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

Brisbane, Australia — 5 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (Wentworth Falls Lookout & Charles Darwin walk). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.
Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:

Wollongong, Australia — 2 nights

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnamurra Falls and then see the interesting displays at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wollongong trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wollongong, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 10 — 12: