39 days in South Pacific Itinerary

39 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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39 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  27​h
1
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Savaia, Samoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Lalomanu, Samoa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
9
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 1 day
10
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Albany, Australia
— 4 nights
13
Margaret River, Australia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Explore hidden gems such as Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Stokes Beach, hike along Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, and learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online travel route planner .

London, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at ArtVo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey builder tool .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

William Ricketts Sanctuary
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

4
nights
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Richmond Gaol and Cape Bruny Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Russell Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online tour builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: highs in Hobart hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Moorilla Estate Winery, Tessellated Pavement, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
The Neck ©
The Neck
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Hayes Walkway, cruise along Crown Range Road, and then hike along Tobins Track.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown online trip maker .

You can fly from Hobart to Queenstown in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arrowtown, Crown Range Road
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lake Hayes Walkway ©
Lake Hayes Walkway

2
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Waimangu Cauldron, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Faith's Anglican Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then trek along Blue Lake Track.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rotorua route maker .

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
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Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Govetts Leap. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip website .

You can fly from Rotorua to Sydney in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rotorua in March, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. You will leave for Savaia on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Wentworth Falls, Barrenjoey Lighthouse
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

1
night
Savaia, Samoa

Savaia ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Giant Clam Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savaia day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Savaia with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Savaia is 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Savaia to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Savaia

Parks Wildlife
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Giant Clam Sanctuary ©
Giant Clam Sanctuary

1
night
Lalomanu, Samoa

Lalomanu ©
Lalomanu is a village on the east coast of Upolu island in Samoa.The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Aleipata Itupa i Luga which is within the larger political district of Atua.The white sandy seaside is called Lalomanu Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Samoa with beach fale accommodation run by locals, including Litia Sini Beach Resort and Taufua Beach Fales, for tourists and visitors. For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lalomanu online route planner .

Traveling by car from Savaia to Lalomanu takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sopoaga Falls
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Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Sopoaga Falls ©
Sopoaga Falls

1
day
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waitabu Marine Park and then identify plant and animal life at Lavena Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taveuni Island itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Lalomanu to Taveuni Island with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lalomanu to Taveuni Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 31st (Tue), view the masterpieces at Hot Glass Fiji, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Natadola Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Momi Bay Battery Historic Park. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then contemplate the long history of Vatukarasa Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nadi journey planner .

Getting from Taveuni Island to Nadi by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Momi Bay Battery Historic Park
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Vatukarasa Village ©
Vatukarasa Village

4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of the Winds and Red Desert Reptiles. Visiting Uluru and Field of Light will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner .

You can fly from Nadi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Nadi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nadi in April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
nights
Albany, Australia

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rocks and Frenchman Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ocean Beach and Shelley Beach. Step out of Albany with an excursion to Bluff Knoll in Stirling Range National Park--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Goode Beach, stroll through Ledge Beach, contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress, and grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albany itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Albany hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay

3
nights
Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Visiting Hamelin Bay and Sugarloaf Rock will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Brown Hill Estate. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Bunker Bay in Cape Naturaliste, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty, do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, and head outdoors with The Horse Resort (Location B) - Horse Riding Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Brown Hill Estate
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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