32 days in South Pacific Itinerary

32 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
3
Ha'apai Islands, Tonga
— 2 nights
4
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
5
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 2 nights
6
Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 night
7
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
8
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
10
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
11
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
12
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
13
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 1 night
14
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 1 night
15
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 1 night

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

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.
On the 4th (Thu), learn about all things military at New Guinea Club, contemplate the geological forces at Tavurvur, and then see some colorful creatures with Kabaira Dive & Tours Rabaul.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rabaul trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Rabaul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Rabaul due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Rabaul

Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Volcano
Tavurvur
4.6
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Kabaira Dive & Tours Rabaul
4.8
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History Museum
New Guinea Club
3.6

1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nadi trip planner.

Fly from Rabaul to Nadi in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ha'apai Islands.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool
4.6

2
nights
Ha'apai Islands, Tonga

Ha'apai Islands
On the 7th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Ha'apai Whale and Sail Ltd.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ha'apai Islands travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Ha'apai Islands takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nadi to Ha'apai Islands. In March, daily temperatures in Ha'apai Islands can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Ha'apai Islands

Outdoors · Tours

3
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lefaga Beach, then look for gifts at Mailelani Samoa, then enjoy some diversion at Apollo Cinemas, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Sauniatu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malua Turtle Feeding Pool, then pause for some serene contemplation at Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salamumu Beach, and finally pick up some local products at Fugalei Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Apia journey builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ha'apai Islands to Apia in 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Funafuti.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Lefaga Beach
4.3
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mailelani Samoa
4.8
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Farmers Market
Fugalei Market
4.5

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nights
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti ©
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. On the 12th (Fri), get your bearings at Tuvalu National Library, then ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau, and then stroll through Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Funafuti trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Apia to Funafuti takes 15 hours. The time zone changes from Apia Standard Time to Tuvalu Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March in Funafuti, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Line Islands.

Things to do in Funafuti

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Traveler Resource
Tuvalu National Library
3.8

1
night

Line Islands
To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Line Islands trip maker.

Fly from Funafuti to Line Islands in 20 hours. The time zone changes from Tuvalu Time to Line Islands Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will leave for Papeete on the 14th (Sun).

1
night
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), stop by Vaimiti Perles, then see majestic marine mammals with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise, and then hunt for treasures at Municipal Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Papeete online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Line Islands to Papeete in 26 hours. The time zone changes from Line Islands Time to Tahiti Time, which is usually a -24 hour difference. March in Papeete sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Flea Market
Municipal Market
3.5

2
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, then get outside with Akaiami, then head off the coast to One Foot Island, and finally stop by T & S Artworx.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aitutaki trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Papeete to Aitutaki in 27 hours. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Aitutaki Lagoon
4.9
Outdoor Activity
Akaiami
5.0

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford) and Milford Sound (in Te Anau). There's much more to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Queenstown takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Cook Islands Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 22 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Milford Sound
4.8
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Spa
Spas
4.5

2
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at John Plimmer Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Wellington trip planner.

Fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Transportation

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Taupo Museum, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, get interesting insight from Tours, and delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Wellington in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rotorua: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): meet the residents at Auckland Zoo, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and then make a trip to SkyTower. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then get impressive views of Rangitoto Island.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Auckland vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
SkyTower
4.4
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Military Museum
Auckland Museum
4.6

1
night
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head off the coast to Ilot Maitre and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Noumea online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Auckland to Noumea by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to New Caledonia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Noumea

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Island
Ilot Maitre
4.4

1
night
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
On the 2nd (Fri), push the limits with Tropic Thunder Jet, take an unforgettable tour with Vanuatu Helicopters, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Vila trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Port Vila takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Port Vila

Tours · Nature · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
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Helicopter Tour
Vanuatu Helicopters
4.9
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Tropic Thunder Jet
4.6

1
night
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara
The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honiara holiday planner.

You can fly from Port Vila to Honiara in 5 hours. Traveling from Port Vila in April, expect nights in Honiara to be a bit warmer, around 31°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honiara

Nature · Parks

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