31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Apia, Samoa
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
8
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  10​h 30​min
9
Moorea, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  4​h 45​min
10
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  12​h 15​min
11
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
13
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery and then ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House.

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

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Port Moresby is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Port Moresby is 3 hours. October in Port Moresby sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
National Parliament House ©
National Parliament House

3
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and Natural Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cape Byron Walking Track). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Moresby to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Moresby in October; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Byron Bay
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
day
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

Ile Des Pins ©
Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ile Des Pins vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Ile Des Pins in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gold Coast to Ile Des Pins. In October in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Isle of Pines ©
Isle of Pines

1
night
Port Vila, Vanuatu

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 7th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Underwater Post Office, and then contemplate the long history of Ekasup Village.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Vila tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Ile Des Pins to Port Vila in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ile Des Pins in October, expect nights in Port Vila to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Post Office ©
Underwater Post Office

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Natadola Beach. Take a break from Nadi with a short trip to Spas in Sigatoka, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Getting from Port Vila to Nadi by flight takes about 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Vila to Nadi due to the time zone difference. In October in Nadi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Neiafu.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Denarau Island
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

1
night
Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Talau and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Neiafu sightseeing planner.

Fly from Nadi to Neiafu in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Time to Tonga Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Nadi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Neiafu, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Neiafu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Sauniatu, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, then stop by Mailelani Samoa, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Apia trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Neiafu to Apia takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Apia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Waterfall Sauniatu
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

2
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aitutaki Lagoon and One Foot Island. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get outside with Akaiami, stop by T & S Artworx, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aitutaki trip maker site .

You can fly from Apia to Aitutaki in 18.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 23 hours traveling from Apia to Aitutaki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Moorea, French Polynesia

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Temae Beach. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, get great views at Belvedere Lookout, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Eva Perles Pearl Buying.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moorea trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Aitutaki to Moorea in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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nights
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Mount Otemanu. There's still lots to do: stroll through Matira Beach, look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaitape route builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moorea to Vaitape. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Vaitape

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre and Rangitoto Island. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, and don't miss a visit to Sky Tower.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland travel route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vaitape to Auckland. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 22 hours traveling from Vaitape to Auckland. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre ©
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre
Rangitoto Island ©
Rangitoto Island
Room Escape Games

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Wanaka and Coronet Peak. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Wanaka (Puzzling World & Wanaka). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Remarkables Ski Area, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, get your game on at Fear Factory Queenstown, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip planner .

Getting from Auckland to Queenstown by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Wanaka
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill

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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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Blue Mountains in Katoomba, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Sydney takes 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. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Mountains
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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