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
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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 1 night

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.
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 20-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 · Outdoors
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

— 1 night
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 18.5 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 fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Cairns, Australia

— 3 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Espiritu Santo to Cairns in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Espiritu Santo to Cairns. Traveling from Espiritu Santo in June, things will get little chillier in Cairns: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 nights

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 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 5 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 fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

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 get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip app.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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