31 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

31 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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Alotau
— 5 nights
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Mount Hagen
— 5 nights
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Lae
— 4 nights
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Kimbe
— 2 nights
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Rabaul, East New Britain
— 4 nights
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Kavieng
— 4 nights
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Port Moresby
— 6 nights

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Alotau

Alotau ©
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Alotau is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Massim Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Turnbull War Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manta Watch Camp, and take a leisurely stroll along Port of Alotau.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alotau trip itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Alotau is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alotau, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. You'll set off for Mount Hagen on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Alotau

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Nature / Park
Manta Watch Camp
4.0
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Art Museum
Massim Museum
4.5
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Pier / Boardwalk
Port of Alotau
2.7

5
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Mount Hagen

Mount Hagen
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with a population of 46,250. Step out of Mount Hagen to go to Banz and see Wahgi River, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wilhelm and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mount Hagen Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Hagen trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Alotau to Mount Hagen takes 6 hours. You will leave for Lae on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Mount Hagen

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Mountain
Mount Wilhelm
4.4
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Flea Market
Mount Hagen Market
3.3

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Lae

Lae ©
Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. Lae is known for historic sites and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lae War Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Habitat, and appreciate the history behind Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lae day trip planning website.

Fly from Mount Hagen to Lae in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Kimbe on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Lae

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Cemetery
Lae War Cemetery
4.1
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Nature / Park
Rainforest Habitat
2.9

2
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Kimbe

Kimbe ©
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kimbe Bay.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kimbe online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lae to Kimbe. You will leave for Rabaul on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Kimbe

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Kimbe Bay
5.0

4
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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.
Rabaul is known for museums, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Tavurvur, see what you can catch with Rabaul - Kokopo Dive, brush up on your military savvy at New Guinea Club, and stroll the grounds of Rabaul War Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rabaul trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Kimbe to Rabaul with the Route module. You'll set off for Kavieng on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Rabaul

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Military Museum
Kokopo War Museum
3.8
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Volcano
Tavurvur
4.6
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History Museum
New Guinea Club
3.6

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Kavieng

Kavieng ©
Kavieng is the capital of the Papua New Guinean province of New Ireland and the largest town on the island of the same name. Kavieng is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Scuba Ventures.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kavieng trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rabaul to Kavieng takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Port Moresby on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Kavieng

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba Ventures
4.9

6
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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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Kokoda Track, get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, browse the different shops at Vision City Mega Mall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Moresby trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kavieng to Port Moresby by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Moresby can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Kokoda Track
4.7