60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Train to Newcastle, Fly to Espiritu Santo
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly
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Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
Drive to Mulifanua, Ferry to Savai'i
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Savai'i, Samoa
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mulifanua, Drive to Apia, Fly to Nuku'alofa
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 4 nights
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Avarua, Cook Islands
— 5 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

— 4 nights
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Espiritu Santo is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Millennium Cave, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Dive, contemplate the long history of SS President Coolidge, and admire the sheer force of Mount Hope Waterfall.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Espiritu Santo online tour itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Espiritu Santo is an approximately 36-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Espiritu Santo. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, expect Espiritu Santo to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Port Vila.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Cascades Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Secret Garden. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Reef Vanuatu Zoological, step off the mainland to explore Iririki Island, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Vila route planner.

You can fly from Espiritu Santo to Port Vila in 3 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Port Vila, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Nadi, Fiji

— 2 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 21st (Mon), tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Nadi itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Port Vila to Nadi in 5 hours. Traveling from Port Vila to Nadi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Nadi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 3 nights
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.
Sigatoka is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Off-Road Cave Safari, head off the coast to Robinson Crusoe Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Natadola Beach.

Plan a Sigatoka trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Nadi to Sigatoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Sigatoka, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Apia.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Apia, Samoa

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu (Lalomanu Beach & Lalomanu Crater Walk). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Sopoaga Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Tafa Tafa Beach, stroll through Lefaga Beach, and go for a walk through Coastal Lava Cliff Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Apia sightseeing site.

Fly from Sigatoka to Apia in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sigatoka to Apia due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Savai'i.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:

Savai'i, Samoa

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pulemelei Ancient Mound, take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Mount Matavanu Crater.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Savai'i trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

— 4 nights
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.
When in Nuku'alofa, make a side trip to see Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool in Haveluliku, approximately Haveluliku away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ha'atafu Beach, make a trip to Royal Tombs, pause for some photo ops at Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, and browse the fresh offerings at Talamahu Markets.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nuku'alofa online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Savai'i to Nuku'alofa takes 9.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nuku'alofa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Avarua.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Avarua, Cook Islands

— 5 nights
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Muri Lagoon, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tikioki Marine Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Avarua trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Avarua takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Tonga Standard Time to Cook Islands Standard Time, which is usually a -23 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 4 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, look for gifts at T & S Artworx, get outside with Akaiami, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Aitutaki takes 3 hours. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Auckland.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and finally make a trip to SkyTower. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Auckland Zoo and then learn about all things military at Auckland Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Auckland takes 10.5 hours. You'll lose 22 hours traveling from Aitutaki to Auckland due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Auckland are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 6 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 23rd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. On the 20th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

You can fly from Auckland to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Gold Coast, Australia

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Gold Coast, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Sydney, Australia

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia (in Katoomba), Blackheath (Hat Hill Gallery, Gallery Blackheath, &more) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:

Melbourne, Australia

— 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 6th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online attractions planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 10:

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Samoa travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.

Tonga travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

Cook Islands travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.