60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, United States
— 5 nights
2
Lahaina, United States
— 5 nights
3
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
4
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
5
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
6
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
9
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
10
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
11
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 1 night
12
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 5 nights

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens & Akaka Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and tee off at Mauna Lani Resort .

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get much hotter in Kailua-Kona: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hilo, Kahaluu Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Mauna Lani Resort
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

5
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and get impressive views of Molokini Crater.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

5
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Honolulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

5
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, &more), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Spas (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Cairns in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Cairns is 20 hours. In February, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Honolulu - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Safaris

2
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
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.
On the 28th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, head outdoors with Watersports Guru, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Gold Coast reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

6
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Wentworth Falls to see Wentworth Falls about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, &more). There's still lots to do: hike along Hollyford Track, learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery, have some family-friendly fun at Dark Ride, and steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown trip maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 19:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Prawn Park, Huka Falls Walkway, &more), Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk & Waitomo Glowworm Caves) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Whakaari White Island Volcano, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Te Puia, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set, Whakaari White Island Volcano
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Waiheke Island (Connells Bay Sculpture Park & Oneroa Beach), RAPAURA Watergardens (in Thames) and Tawharanui Regional Park (in Warkworth). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to SkyTower, kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rotorua in March: highs in Auckland hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Cheltenham Beach, RAPAURA Watergardens, Tawharanui Regional Park
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

1
night
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at O'otu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aitutaki Lagoon, and then stop by T & S Artworx. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): get outside with Akaiami, step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aitutaki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Aitutaki in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Aitutaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Akaiami ©
Akaiami

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Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Matutu Brewery, stroll through Titikaveka Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Te Rua Manga (The Needle), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cook Island Christian Church (CICC).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Avarua itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Aitutaki to Avarua in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Avarua can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Arorangi, Titikaveka Beach, Natua Ukulele
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach

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