49 days in South Pacific Itinerary

49 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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1
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
2
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 5 nights
3
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
4
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
5
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
6
Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 2 nights
7
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
8
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 6 nights

5
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Te Puia and Government Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Huka Falls Walkway and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Taupo (Great Lake Trail, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua trip website.

San Francisco, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 20 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rotorua. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rotorua: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Taupo
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

5
nights
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Ohakune Old Coach Road and Te Porere Redoubt are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Ruapehu and Tawhai Falls. On the 8th (Thu), hike the day away at Horsemtrails. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tama Lakes, hike along Whakapapa Nature Walk, stroll through Ridge Track, and take in the dramatic scenery at Taranaki Falls.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tongariro National Park vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Tongariro Northern Circuit ©
Tongariro Northern Circuit

5
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Pompallier Mission and Printery. Step out of the city life by going to Bream Head Coast Walks and Tapeka Point Track. Venture out of the city with trips to Russell (Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve & Nancy Fladgate Track). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Akeake Historic Reserve Track, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church, and take some stellar pictures from Opua Forest Lookout Track.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paihia online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tongariro National Park to Paihia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Paihia

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Russell, Bream Head Coast Walks
Highlights from your plan
Bream Head Coast Walks ©
Bream Head Coast Walks
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery

6
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Get in touch with nature at Milford Sound and Hollyford Track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Te Anau: Milford Sound (Bowen Falls, Humboldt Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mitre Peak, stroll through Lake Marian Track, contemplate the waterfront views at Ivan Wilson Park, and head outdoors with Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions.

You can plan Te Anau trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Paihia to Te Anau in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound
Highlights from your plan
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Lake Marian Track ©
Lake Marian Track

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Government House. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner.

You can fly from Te Anau to Sydney in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Te Anau to Sydney. October in Sydney sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, thentee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bones and Jones and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Trinity Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Cairns by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns is minus 0.5 hours. October in Cairns sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove, Crystal Cascades, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Barron Gorge National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dubuji Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation Beach), Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Visiting Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Ubirr and Anbangbang Rock Shelter. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, and take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls.

Plan trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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