30 days in South America, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

30 days in South America, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Cusco, Peru

— 7 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Winay Wayna (in Machu Picchu) and Piquillacta (in Huarcapay). Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Regional, and delve into the distant past at Q'enqo.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cusco online trip planner.

London, UK to Cusco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Cusco are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vancouver, Canada

— 7 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Get a sense of the local culture at Granville Island and Deep Cove. Get some historical perspective at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and Fort Langley National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Redwood Park (in Surrey), George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta) and Mount Seymour Provincial Park (in North Vancouver). The adventure continues: stroll through Jericho Beach, kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, see some colorful creatures with Sea Dragon Charters, and hike along Quarry Rock Hike.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Cusco to Vancouver in 19 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cusco to Vancouver. Traveling from Cusco in April, you will find days in Vancouver are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Papeete, French Polynesia

— 1 night
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, then enjoy the sea views from Pointe Venus, and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, then meet some fierce fish with Scubatek Tahiti, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise.

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You can fly from Vancouver to Papeete in 15.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Papeete due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in April, with highs in Papeete at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 3 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Reef Discovery Bora Bora and Off-Road Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church and Alain Despert. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, and take an unforgettable tour with Tahiti-Helicopters.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bora Bora trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Bora Bora takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ben Lomond Track and Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Canyon Explorers and Lake Hayes Walkway. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Tiki Trail, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and surround yourself with nature on Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Bora Bora to Queenstown takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Bora Bora to Queenstown, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Sydney, Australia

— 4 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 discover tucked-away gems like Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Tamarama Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park.

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Getting from Queenstown to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Tahiti travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.