59 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

59 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Marovo, Solomon Islands
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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
— 2 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 5 nights
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Sorong, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia
— 8 nights
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Jayapura, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Wamena, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Com, East Timor
— 1 night
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Dili, East Timor
— 4 nights
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Kupang, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Rote Island, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 8 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
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Honiara, Solomon Islands

— 3 nights
The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Honiara is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Ripples Boat Charters, examine the collection at Solomon Islands National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Guadalcanal American Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honiara trip itinerary maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Honiara is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Honiara, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Marovo.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Marovo, Solomon Islands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Marovo Lagoon.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marovo holiday builder website.

You can fly from Honiara to Marovo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rabaul.

Things to do in Marovo

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

— 2 nights
The plucky township of Rabaul lives under constant threat of destruction, thanks to its proximity to Tavurvur, a permanently smoking and very much active volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Kabaira Dive & Tours Rabaul, get impressive views of Tavurvur, and then take an in-depth tour of New Guinea Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Rabaul War Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rabaul trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marovo to Rabaul. The time zone changes from Solomon Islands Time to Papua New Guinea Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Rabaul

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

— 5 nights
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Varirata National Park. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, hike along Kokoda Track, buy something for everyone on your list at Vision City Mega Mall, and get to know the resident critters at Adventure Park PNG.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Moresby trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rabaul to Port Moresby takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Moresby can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sorong.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Sorong, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Tourists usually make a stop at Sorong on their way to the area's popular marine park, and nature lovers enjoy touring the town's surrounding mountains and forests before moving on.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Wicked Diving Raja Ampat and then make a trip to Sawinggrai Village. On the next day, stroll through Tanjung Kasuari Beach and then don't miss a visit to Sapta Ratna Pagoda.

Plan trip to Sorong with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Port Moresby to Sorong with the Route module. The time zone changes from Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) to Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Sorong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Raja Ampat.

Things to do in Sorong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

— 8 nights
Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with Papua Diving.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Raja Ampat trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sorong to Raja Ampat. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jayapura.

Things to do in Raja Ampat

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 24:

Jayapura, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Jayapura is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. Step out of Jayapura with an excursion to MacArthur Monument in Sentani--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Skow Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Harlem Beach, browse the different shops at Jayapura Mall, and see some colorful creatures with Jefalgi Papua Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jayapura travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Raja Ampat to Jayapura with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wamena.

Things to do in Jayapura

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Wamena, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mummies of Akima, then hunt for treasures at Pasar Nayak - Market, and then snap pictures at Sinatma Suspension Bridge. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Habbema, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saltwater Well, Wamena, and then make a trip to Mummy of Jiwika.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wamena trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jayapura to Wamena. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jayapura in January, with highs in Wamena at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Com.

Things to do in Wamena

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
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Com, East Timor

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Jaco Island.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Com travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wamena to Com. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dili.

Things to do in Com

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Dili, East Timor

— 4 nights
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Ai Pelo Prison in Liquica (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rei, get a taste of the local shopping with Tais Market, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa, and walk around Largo de Lecidere.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dili trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Com to Dili in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kupang.

Things to do in Dili

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Kupang, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Kupang is the capital of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, and has an estimated population in 2011 of 349,344. Kupang is known for beaches, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Dive Kupang Dive, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Fatuleu, Head underground at Crystal Cave, and browse the range of quality goods at Lippo Plaza Kupang.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kupang tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Dili to Kupang in 9 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dili to Kupang due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rote Island.

Things to do in Kupang

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:

Rote Island, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bo'a Beach and then kick back and relax at Nemberala Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rote Island attractions site.

Traveling by car from Kupang to Rote Island takes 5.5 hours. In February in Rote Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Ubud.

Things to do in Rote Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
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Ubud, Indonesia

— 8 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan), Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari (in Sanur) and Banyumala Twin Waterfalls (in Wanagiri). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Bali Safari & Marine Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see some colorful creatures with NEWbali.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ubud online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rote Island to Ubud takes 51.5 hours. February in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 20:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 9 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at Nirwana Bali Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuta driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ubud to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — Mar 1:

Solomon Islands travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets · Ruins
Build your Solomon Islands trip around the many enriching diving experiences available, or plan a relaxing break on a luxuriously sandy and peaceful beach. Witness the vibrant culture of the local people on an eco-friendly guided walk, shopping for locally made handicrafts, and sampling the local cuisine. Solomon Islands still bears the marks of a very different aspect of its history, when some of the most intense fighting in World War II happened here. Learn about this dark chapter through memorials, museums, artifacts, and relics, both on land and under the sea.

Papua New Guinea travel guide

3.9
Zoos · Cemeteries · Hiking Trails
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.

West Papua travel guide

4.2
Reefs · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Home to ancient tribal cultures and littered with hundreds of barely explored islands, there's an aura of wonder about the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The coastline's array of dramatic scenery, including hidden lagoons, shimmering waters, and insurmountably rocky islands, is sure to excite the imagination. While the province works through a complicated political situation--a big push for autonomy has long dominated news about West Papua--holiday-makers continue to come here, drawn by the remote location. You might need to obtain travel permits before planning a tour of West Papua's more far-flung areas, so check with the local authorities before you book anything.

Papua travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
The vast, remote province of Papua is home to diverse tribes and multitudes of animal and plant species. Part of Indonesia since 1969, the area remains relatively underdeveloped, its major asset its well-preserved natural beauty. Some of the tribes, mostly those from the central highlands of Papua, still maintain their traditions and live uninfluenced by the rest of the world. Many endangered and endemic species call Papua their home, such as tree kangaroos and birds of paradise, as well as the world's largest butterflies and lizards. Papua tours lead to some of the most inaccessible rainforests in the world, challenging to access but extremely rewarding to behold.

East Timor travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Shopping · Specialty Museums
Rugged beaches lure many to take their holiday in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony that gained its independence in 2002 after a brutal occupation by Indonesia. With pristine reefs, steep mountains, mysterious jungle caves, and misty hillside villages, the country represents one of Asia's most charming destinations, where it's still possible to have an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Many choose to tour East Timor by car, stopping at various locations to snap photos, dive into the sea, and mingle with the locals at quaint settlements preserving age-old traditions lost to the rest of the world. Those preferring urban experiences concentrate on Dili, the ultra-relaxed capital with access to both sea and mountains.

West Timor travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Caves · Waterfalls

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.