16 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

16 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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16 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: San Francisco, United States

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kamaole Beach Park II and Napili Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kapalua Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Wailuku (Maui Tropical Plantation & Zipline). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and examine the collection at Whalers Village Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lahaina itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Lahaina is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Lahaina to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kamaole Beach Park II, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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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.
Visiting Koko Crater Trail and Waikiki Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kailua Beach Park and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park

2
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sigatoka trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Sigatoka in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Fiji Time (FJT), which is usually a 22 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You will leave for Sydney on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Sigatoka

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Clovelly. On the next day, wander the streets of The Rocks and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sigatoka to Sydney in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sigatoka in May, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 18th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, hike along Queenstown Hill, and then admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zipline
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

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