30 days in Oceania Itinerary

30 days in Oceania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip planner

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Fly to Auckland International Airport, Drive to Rotorua
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Waipahihi Botanical Gardens). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and trek along Lake Okareka Walkway.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua road trip tool.

Maringa, Brazil to Rotorua is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 15 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Maringa in November, with highs in Rotorua at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 nights

City of Sails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): meet the residents at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Pauanesia, make a trip to SkyTower, and then see the interesting displays at New Zealand Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Auckland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Auckland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 3 nights
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.
Sigatoka is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Off-Road Cave Safari, look for gifts at Baravi Handcrafts, discover the deep blue sea with Diveaway Fiji, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sigatoka trip app.

Getting from Auckland to Sigatoka by flight takes about 6.5 hours. When traveling from Auckland in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sigatoka: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Nadi, Fiji

— 1 night
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

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You can drive from Sigatoka to Nadi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

— 4 nights
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Port Moresby is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery, ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House, trek along Kokoda Track, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Port Moresby Nature Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Moresby trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Nadi to Port Moresby in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Nadi to Port Moresby, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Port Moresby, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stop by Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planning tool.

Getting from Port Moresby to Sydney by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Moresby in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:

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 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound). On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu.

Start your trip to Queenstown by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Papua New Guinea travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Cemeteries · Museums
Occupying the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands, Papua New Guinea represents an immense cultural and biological diversity. Densely carpeted in lush rainforest, the largely mountainous interior includes several active volcanoes. Because of this rugged landscape, Papua New Guinea remains one of the planet's least explored areas, thought to harbor as-yet undiscovered species. Remote mountain ranges nurture unique plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world, while the wildly fluctuating topography creates large differences in climate that further diversify the ecosystems. The people of Papua New Guinea are equally varied and distinct, with hundreds of tribes and communities--the vast majority of which are rural--and approximately 850 different languages. Don't expect much of a tourism infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (or infrastructure of any kind), but do expect any challenges to be richly rewarded by a real adventure unlike any other, in an untamed wilderness, untouched by commercialization.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.