19 days in South Pacific Itinerary

19 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 1 night
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Tamaki Maori Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua holiday planner.

Dallas, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rotorua is 18 hours. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Rotorua to be colder, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Zipline

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): Head underground at Millennium Cave and then stroll through Champagne Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanda Blue Hole and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Olry Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Espiritu Santo online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rotorua to Espiritu Santo in 19 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rotorua to Espiritu Santo is minus 1 hour. In June, Espiritu Santo is much warmer than Rotorua - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach
Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Espiritu Santo to Cairns in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo to Cairns, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Cairns is little chillier than Espiritu Santo - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Clovelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach