25 days in South Pacific Itinerary

25 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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25 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  10​h
1
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  10​h
2
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Yaren, Nauru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h
7
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 day
Fly:  27​h
8
Apia, Samoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
11
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
13
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Port Moresby Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Moresby driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Port Moresby is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Port Moresby is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery

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day
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Champagne Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Millennium Cave.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Espiritu Santo online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Port Moresby to Espiritu Santo in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Papua New Guinea Time to Vanuatu Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Espiritu Santo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden, then delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, and finally appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honiara trip maker site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Espiritu Santo to Honiara in 7 hours. When traveling from Espiritu Santo in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Honiara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Yaren.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solomon Islands Memorial Garden ©
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial
Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II

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night
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get outside with Buada Lagoon, then admire all the interesting features of Central Plateau, and then stroll through Anibare Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaren road trip planner .

Getting from Honiara to Yaren by flight takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honiara to Yaren is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nauru
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Buada Lagoon ©
Buada Lagoon
Anibare Bay ©
Anibare Bay
Central Plateau ©
Central Plateau

1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and then take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nadi route planner.

Fly from Yaren to Nadi in 3.5 hours. In August in Nadi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Line Islands.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple ©
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

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day
Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati

Line Islands
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Line Islands trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Line Islands takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Line Islands. Traveling from Nadi in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Line Islands. On the 15th (Thu), you're off toFunafuti.

Things to do in Line Islands

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti ©
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the collection at Tuvalu National Library, then look for all kinds of wild species at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, then look for gifts at Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Funafuti trip planner .

Getting from Line Islands to Funafuti by flight takes about 17 hours. Traveling from Line Islands to Funafuti, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Apia.

Things to do in Funafuti

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Funafuti Marine Conservation Area ©
Funafuti Marine Conservation Area

2
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Sopoaga Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Papaseea Sliding Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, don't miss a visit to Samoa Cultural Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Palolo Deep Marine Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Apia journey builder tool .

Fly from Funafuti to Apia in 27 hours. The time zone changes from Tuvalu Time (TVT) to West Samoa Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Upolu
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Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool
Samoa Cultural Village ©
Samoa Cultural Village

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day
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuku'alofa trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Apia to Nuku'alofa takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

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nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Auckland Zoo and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden.

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

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Auckland takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nuku'alofa to Auckland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nuku'alofa in August, expect nights in Auckland to be little chillier, around 14°C, while days are cooler, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

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nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Mount Maunganui Summit Track (in Mount Maunganui), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get your game on at OGO Rotorua, don't miss a visit to Te Puia, and delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Auckland to Rotorua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Rotorua when traveling from Auckland in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, Mount Maunganui Summit Track, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. On the next day, hit the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Spas

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Sydney takes 6 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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