19 days in South Pacific Itinerary

19 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific attractions planner

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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
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Taravao, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 2 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Canberra, Australia
— 1 night
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
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Longreach, Australia
— 1 night
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Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia

— 1 night
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and then get a new perspective on things with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, then steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Point Venus.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Papeete holiday planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Papeete is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 19 hours traveling from Seoul to Papeete. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Taravao.

Things to do in Papeete

Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Taravao, French Polynesia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, then explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bain de Vaima.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Taravao trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Papeete to Taravao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Taravao sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Apia, Samoa

— 2 nights
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at AquaSamoa and then stroll through Lefaga Beach. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Samoa and then get a taste of the local shopping with Plantation House Samoa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Apia trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Taravao to Apia with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Taravao to Apia is 23 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Apia

Outdoors · Spas · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 1 night

City of Sails

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.
On the 7th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Apia to Auckland in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Apia to Auckland. In September, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Wellington, New Zealand

— 1 night

Harbour Capital

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.
On the 8th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, then admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, then get around town with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip planner.

Getting from Auckland to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Wellington when traveling from Auckland in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Wellington to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Wellington in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Canberra, Australia

— 1 night

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Canberra is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Gold Coast, Australia

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, City Botanic Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning website.

You can fly from Canberra to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in September: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Longreach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Longreach, Australia

— 1 night
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum and then shop like a local with Outback Pics.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Longreach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Longreach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, you will find days in Longreach are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Perth.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Perth, Australia

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perth online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Longreach to Perth in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Longreach to Perth. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Longreach in September; daily highs in Perth reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Tahiti travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.