60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Honolulu, United States
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Sigatoka, Fiji
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Neiafu, Tonga
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Cairns, Australia
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Honolulu, United States

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Queen Emma Summer Palace are in your itinerary. Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Lanikai Beach in Kailua, approximately Kailua away. Next up on the itinerary: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Hot Glass Fiji and Momi Battery Historical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Cave Safari and Naihehe Caves. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Biausevu Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Vatukarasa Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Coast Divers.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sigatoka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Sigatoka takes 10 hours. You'll lose 22 hours traveling from Honolulu to Sigatoka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Sigatoka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Neiafu.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Neiafu, Tonga

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Talau and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ene'io Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Pacific Diving and Whale Watching.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Neiafu trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Sigatoka to Neiafu in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sigatoka to Neiafu is 1 hour. Traveling from Sigatoka in September, expect nights in Neiafu to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Maunganui Base Track and Papamoa Beach. St. Faith's Anglican Church and Te Puia will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Moturiki Island in Mount Maunganui, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, push the limits with an extreme tour, catch some excitement at 3D Trick Art Gallery, and visit Eat Street.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rotorua online road trip planner.

You can fly from Neiafu to Rotorua in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Neiafu to Rotorua. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Neiafu in September: highs in Rotorua hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Christchurch.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Christchurch, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Explore hidden gems such as Canterbury Museum and Sumner Beach (Cave Rock). Get in touch with nature at Velocity Karts and Godley Head. Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: stroll through Corsair Bay and wander the streets of Port Hills.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Christchurch trip planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Christchurch when traveling from Rotorua in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Iron Track and Cardrona Alpine Resort. Get in touch with nature at Snow Farm NZ and Browns Ski Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: UnderDog Sled Dog Tours (in Cardrona), Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door (in Bannockburn) and Roaring Wine Tours (in Cromwell). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Southern Lakes Heliski, learn about winemaking at Mt Rosa Wines, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Moke Lake.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Christchurch to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 27:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melbourne Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Paul's Cathedral and Australian Sports Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Brighton Beach (in Brighton), RAAF Museum (in Point Cook) and William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong). Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

Sydney, Australia

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Anzac Memorial and The Rocks. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Manly Scenic Walkway. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and make a trip to Hyde Park Barracks.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:

Gold Coast, Australia

— 4 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Greenmount Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, and head outdoors with Qld Luxury Car Rentals.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast sightseeing app.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Port Vila.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 5 nights
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Get some historical perspective at Chief Roi Mata's Domain and Cathedral of Port Vila. Get in touch with nature at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall and Off-Road Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at JoJo Beach Club, take in the exciting artwork at Fondation Suzanne Bastien, contemplate the waterfront views at Rentapao Riverside, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Vila travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Port Vila takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast to Port Vila, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Port Vila is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Honiara.

Things to do in Port Vila

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:

Honiara, Solomon Islands

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Japanese War Memorial and Vilu War Museum. Holy Cross Cathedral and St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mbonege Beach, see what you can catch with Ripples Boat Charters, stroll through Tenaru Falls, and explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honiara driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Honiara takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Port Vila in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honiara, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Cairns, Australia

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atherton Tablelands and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get outdoors at Crystal Cascades and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio & Opal Reef), Barron Falls (in Kuranda) and Lake Barrine (in Yungaburra). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Honiara to Cairns by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Honiara to Cairns. Traveling from Honiara in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cairns, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

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.

Tonga travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

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.

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.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Waterfalls · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

Solomon Islands travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets
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.