56 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

56 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Honolulu, United States
— 6 nights
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 7 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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San Antonio, United States
— 5 nights

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

San Antonio to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from San Antonio to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in October, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pago Pago.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

7
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Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago ©
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Pago Pago is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through National Park of American Samoa, trek along World War II Heritage Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Alava, and explore the galleries of Jean P. Haydon Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pago Pago trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Honolulu to Pago Pago. In October, daily temperatures in Pago Pago can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Apia.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:
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National Park of American Samoa ©
National Park of American Samoa
Mount Alava ©
Mount Alava
Jean P. Haydon Museum ©
Jean P. Haydon Museum

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga), Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu) and Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Salamumu Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tafa Tafa Beach, and admire the sheer force of Sopoaga Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Apia trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Pago Pago to Apia takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 23 hours traveling from Pago Pago to Apia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach

3
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Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Go for a jaunt from Nadi to Lautoka to see Botanical Gardens about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nadi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Apia to Nadi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Apia Standard Time (WSST) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Nadi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Suva.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple ©
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

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Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Suva Municipal Market, and then stroll through Colo-I-Suva Forest Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Suva trip itinerary website.

Getting from Nadi to Suva by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Suva, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Suva

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Colo-I-Suva Forest Park ©
Colo-I-Suva Forest Park

2
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Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
On the 28th (Fri), play a few rounds at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Tavuni Hill Fort. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Suva to Sigatoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Sigatoka, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

2
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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 30th (Sun): pick up some local products at Talamahu Markets, stroll through Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nuku'alofa trip app.

Traveling by flight from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa is 1 hour. Traveling from Sigatoka in October, you will find days in Nuku'alofa are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool ©
Talamahu Markets ©
Talamahu Markets

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Rotorua, New Zealand

Sulphur City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waitomo Caves (Roselands Farm Park, Ruakuri Walk, &more) and Taupo (Huka Prawn Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Te Puia, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and admire the masterpieces at Rotorua Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Rotorua takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nuku'alofa to Rotorua is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nuku'alofa in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rotorua: highs are around 21°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 7:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

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 (Milford Sound & The Chasm Walk) and Lake Wanaka (in Wanaka). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, push the limits with an extreme tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Queenstown itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bain de Vaima (in Taravao), Afareaitu Waterfalls (in Afareaitu) and Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, and stop by Papeete Roulottes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Papeete trip builder.

You can fly from Queenstown to Papeete in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Papeete is minus 22 hours. November in Papeete sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation tool.

Getting from Papeete to Los Angeles by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Tahiti Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Papeete, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Antonio, United States

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Austin (Bullock Texas State History Museum, Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, shop like a local with Blue Star Contemporary, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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