22 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

22 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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22 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  31​h
1
Port Moresby
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Alotau
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Rabaul, East New Britain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kimbe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Lae
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Mount Hagen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Goroka
— 4 nights
Fly:  38​h
End: Madrid

4
nights
Port Moresby

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Explore hidden gems such as Port Moresby Mosque and Idler's Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bomana War Cemetery and National Museum and Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kokoda Track, buy something for everyone on your list at Vision City Mega Mall, take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden, and explore the striking landscape of Varirata National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Moresby trip itinerary maker website .

Madrid, Spain to Port Moresby is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Madrid to Port Moresby. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Moresby: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Alotau.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kokoda Track
Highlights from your plan
Kokoda Track ©
Kokoda Track
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Varirata National Park ©
Varirata National Park

2
nights
Alotau

Alotau ©
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Manta Watch Camp. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Port of Alotau, admire the masterpieces at Massim Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Turnbull War Memorial Park.

Before you visit Alotau, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Moresby to Alotau in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rabaul.

Things to do in Alotau

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Manta Watch Camp ©
Manta Watch Camp
Massim Museum ©
Massim Museum
Port of Alotau ©
Port of Alotau

2
nights
Rabaul, East New Britain

Rabaul ©
The plucky township of Rabaul lives under constant threat of destruction, thanks to its proximity to Tavurvur, a permanently smoking and very much active volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about all things military at New Guinea Club and then get impressive views of Tavurvur. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Rabaul War Cemetery and then brush up on your military savvy at Kokopo War Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rabaul trip planning tool .

Fly from Alotau to Rabaul in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimbe.

Things to do in Rabaul

Museums Parks Nature
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New Guinea Club ©
New Guinea Club
Tavurvur ©
Tavurvur
Kokopo War Museum ©
Kokopo War Museum

2
nights
Kimbe

Kimbe ©
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Kimbe Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kimbe attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Rabaul to Kimbe with the Route module. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toLae.

Things to do in Kimbe

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kimbe Bay ©
Kimbe Bay

2
nights
Lae

Lae ©
Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rainforest Habitat and then appreciate the history behind Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lae War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lae day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Kimbe to Lae with the Route module. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Hagen.

Things to do in Lae

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Lae War Cemetery ©
Lae War Cemetery
Rainforest Habitat ©
Rainforest Habitat

2
nights
Mount Hagen

Mount Hagen
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with a population of 46,250. On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Wahgi River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wilhelm and then hunt for treasures at Mount Hagen Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Hagen attractions planner .

You can fly from Lae to Mount Hagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Goroka.

Things to do in Mount Hagen

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Wahgi River
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wilhelm
Mount Wilhelm
Mount Hagen Market ©
Mount Hagen Market

4
nights
Goroka

Goroka
Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Explore hidden gems such as J.K. McCarthy Museum and Mount Gahavisuka Provincial Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goroka vacation planning tool .

Drive from Mount Hagen to Goroka in 3 hours. You will leave for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Goroka

Parks Nature Museums

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