35 days in South Pacific Itinerary

35 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Broome, Australia
— 3 nights
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Darwin, Australia
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Bring the kids along to Snow Farm NZ and Queenstown Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Break One and The Remarkables Ski Area. Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Cardrona to see UnderDog Sled Dog Tours about 54 minutes away. On the 14th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Quest Queenstown, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown day trip app.

Charlotte, USA to Queenstown is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 17 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Snow Farm NZ ©
Snow Farm NZ
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Break One ©
Break One

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Sydney, Australia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chinese Garden of Friendship. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey planning tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Broome, Australia

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point. Bring the kids along to Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Broome trip maker website.

You can fly from Sydney to Broome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Broome. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Broome to be a bit warmer, around 58°F, while days are much warmer, around 86°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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Darwin, Australia

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Territory Wildlife Park. Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wave Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Opal Reef. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, get interesting insight from Tours, and meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coolangatta Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Whales In Paradise, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and test your team's savvy at Padlockd Escape Rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 71°F and lows about 50°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach