60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip itinerary maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
2
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
3
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
5
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 5 nights
6
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 3 nights
7
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 5 nights
8
Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
9
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
10
Paihia, New Zealand
— 6 nights
11
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
12
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Oslo to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in January, things will get much hotter in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2

7
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (Kingsford Smith Memorial Park, The Three Sisters, &more). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney itinerary site.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Te Anau.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring at Doubtful Sound. On the 31st (Sun), hike the day away at Kepler Track. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Milford Sound, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollyford Track, and take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Te Anau trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Te Anau in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Te Anau is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Hollyford Track
5.0
©
Water Body
Doubtful Sound
4.7
©
Water Body
Milford Sound
4.8

5
nights
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.
Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Mount Aspiring National Park in Wanaka--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, take an exotic tour of Nomad Safaris, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip planner.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Entertainment Center
Skyline Queenstown
4.5
©
Spa
Spas
4.5

5
nights
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fox Glacier: Franz Josef (Sentinel Rock Walk & Franz Josef Glacier) and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) (Hooker Valley Track, Glencoe Walk, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Gillespies Beach, trek along Fox Glacier South Side Walk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the pleasant sights at River Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fox Glacier tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Fox Glacier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
World heritage site
Franz Josef Glacier
4.5
©
World heritage site
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
3.6
©
Hiking Trail
Hooker Valley Track
4.9

3
nights
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
When in Waitomo Caves, make a side trip to see Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari in Pukeatua, approximately Pukeatua away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a memorable tour with Glowing Adventures, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the sheer force of Marakopa Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Waitomo Caves in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
nights

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 17th (Wed), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. On the 19th (Fri), hike the day away at Horsemtrails. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour, hike along Ridge Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whakapapa Nature Walk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ohakune Old Coach Road.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Tongariro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
©
Hiking Trail
Horsemtrails
5.0

5
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

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.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Taupo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Taupo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

5
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.
Rotorua is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, relax in the rural setting at Agrodome, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rotorua are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
©
Hot Spring
Te Puia
4.4

6
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.
Explore Paihia's surroundings by going to Blue River Orchard (in Waipapa) and Russell (Pompallier Mission and Printery & Tapeka Point Track). Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Mon) at Urupukapuka Island. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, identify plant and animal life at The Parrot Place, get in on the family fun at Action World, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paihia day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Rotorua to Paihia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Historic Site
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
4.6
©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Bay of Islands Kayaking
4.8

2
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online road trip planner.

Fly from Paihia to Port Douglas in 10.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paihia to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns holiday builder site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
4.7

Similar trips

35 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, romantic, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 35 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM VIETNAM September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Europe & South Pacific BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, teens Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 1 day in Southern Cook Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in South Pacific & Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more trips