60 days in South Pacific & United States Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Ferry:  21 h
1
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Hobart, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
11
Yaren, Nauru
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Denarau Island, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
13
Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 15 min
14
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
15
Lahaina, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
16
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Matira Beach and Bora Art Upstairs. Do your shopping at Alain Despert and Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mount Otemanu and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tupitipiti Point.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vaitape trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Vaitape is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Tahiti Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Highlights from your plan
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Tupitipiti Point ©
Tupitipiti Point

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 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, thenlook for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally hunt for treasures at Municipal Market.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Papeete holiday maker.

Getting from Vaitape to Papeete by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. September in Papeete sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, James Norman Hall Home
Highlights from your plan
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Get outdoors at Devonport and Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Eden and Sculptureum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Piha (Piha Beach & Arataki Visitor Centre). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Rangitoto Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Auckland takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Papeete to Auckland is 22 hours. When traveling from Papeete in September, plan for much colder days in Auckland, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Piha, Sculptureum
Highlights from your plan
Devonport ©
Devonport
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre ©
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre

5
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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 in touch with nature at Waimangu Volcanic Valley and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Redwoods Treewalk and Mount Maunganui Summit Track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Cave & Waitomo Glowworm Caves), Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, &more) and Mt Maunganui Main Beach (in Mount Maunganui). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback and witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rotorua using our trip planner.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rotorua, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Tauranga, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Highlights from your plan
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vesta Design Boutique and Silver Fern Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queenstown Hill and Zipline. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Wanaka in Wanaka (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: stroll through Coronet Peak, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Remarkables Ski Area, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown road trip app.

Fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lake Wanaka
Highlights from your plan
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Hobart, Australia

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Constitution Dock and Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Hobart takes 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Hobart due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Neck, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
The Neck ©
The Neck

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Dandenong Ranges National Park and Brighton Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Sovereign Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalang Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route builder website.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Catani Gardens, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, Kalang Park
Highlights from your plan
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Blue Mountains and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & The Giant Stairway), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, browse the different shops at Queen Victoria Building, and stroll through Terrigal Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Terrigal Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

5
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Annie's at the Beach and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Humpy Nut World (in Atherton), Mission Beach (Mission Beach & Helen Wiltshire Gallery) and Horses in Port (in Port Douglas). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning site.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mission Beach, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Humpy Nut World, Horses in Port
Highlights from your plan
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Port Moresby Nature Park, stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, and then browse the different shops at Vision City Mega Mall.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Moresby sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Port Moresby takes 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairns in October since evenings lows in Port Moresby dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yaren.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Vision City Mega Mall ©
Vision City Mega Mall

1
night
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren ©
On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Nauru Government House, get into the urban bustle at Civic Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Anibare Bay, go deep underground at Central Plateau, thenget outside with Buada Lagoon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Moqua Well.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yaren route planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Yaren takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Moresby to Yaren is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Denarau Island.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nauru
Highlights from your plan
Anibare Bay ©
Anibare Bay
Buada Lagoon ©
Buada Lagoon
Nauru Government House ©
Nauru Government House

3
nights
Denarau Island, Fiji

Denarau Island, a small 2.55 sq km (1 sq mi) private island connected to mainland Viti Levu by a short causeway, includes eight beachside resorts arranged around the 18-hole Denarau Golf Course.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Denarau Island trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Yaren to Denarau Island in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kosrae.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

1
night
Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

Kosrae ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hiroshi's Point, delve into the lush surroundings at Yela Valley Ka Forest, thensee the vivid underwater world at The Blue Hole, and finally walk around Utwe-Walung Marine Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kosrae trip tool.

Getting from Denarau Island to Kosrae by flight takes about 36 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Ponape Time (PONT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denarau Island in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Kosrae. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kosrae

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Utwe-Walung Marine Park ©
Utwe-Walung Marine Park

5
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Kailua Beach Park and Ko Olina Lagoons. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Sharks Cove (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial.

To plan Honolulu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kosrae to Honolulu. You'll gain 21 hours traveling from Kosrae to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In October in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Swim with Dolphins, Shark Diving, Byodo-In Temple, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

4
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kamaole Beach Park II. Get in touch with nature at Wailea Beach and Makena Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ulua Beach (in Wailea), Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei) and Zipline (in Haiku). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, stroll through Napili Beach, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach in Naalehu--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. October in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Punalu‘U Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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