60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 7 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the masterpieces at Rotorua Museum, and take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Rotorua is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Porto to Rotorua. Traveling from Porto in June, things will get slightly colder in Rotorua: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, New Zealand

— 6 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, &more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taupo driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Venture out of the city with trips to Fox Glacier (River Walk, Fox Glacier South Side Walk, &more).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) travel route planner.

Fly from Taupo to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Te Anau, New Zealand

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Milford sound Hwy in Milford Sound (about 56 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring at Doubtful Sound. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, hike along Lake Gunn, head outdoors with Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions, and explore the fascinating underground world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Te Anau driving holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Te Anau with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 5 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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online route planner.

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Leura (Everglades House & Gardens & Gordon Falls Lookout) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney online route builder.

You can fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 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 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, make a trip to Block Arcade, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

— 4 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. On the 12th (Mon), 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 · Museums · Outdoors

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water Cruises, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Douglas, Australia

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Horseback Riding Tours & Cape Trib Farm). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas route builder site.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns, Australia

— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip