60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Lahaina, United States
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
4
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 6 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Lanikai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online tour planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Honolulu is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Honolulu. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Kualoa Regional Park, Sunset Beach Park, Turtle Bay Beach, Lanikai Beach
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip planning website.

Fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. In June in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Mauna Kea Beach, Akaka Falls State Park
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

7
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.
Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Maluaka Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea (Wailea Beach & Makena Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, stroll around D.T. Fleming Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahaina tour planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kapalua, Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 18:
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

6
nights
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, stroll through White Valley, see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, and explore the galleries of Alain Despert.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaitape trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Vaitape. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Deep Sea Pearls ©
Deep Sea Pearls

1
night
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and then explore the striking landscape at Point Venus.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Papeete vacation planner.

Getting from Vaitape to Papeete by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tahiti, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
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James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Point Venus ©
Point Venus

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland holiday website.

Getting from Papeete to Auckland by flight takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Papeete to Auckland, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Papeete in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Wineries Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
SkyTower ©
SkyTower

6
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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: Waitomo Glowworm Caves (in Waitomo Caves) and Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Kinloch Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, don't miss a visit to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rotorua online trip planner.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rotorua, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Whakaari White Island Volcano
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:
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Whakaari White Island Volcano ©
Whakaari White Island Volcano
Kinloch Beach ©
Kinloch Beach
Spas

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Mount Aspiring National Park (in Wanaka) and Te Anau (Milford Sound, Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, &more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown itinerary planner.

Fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 11:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Lake Marian Track ©
Lake Marian Track
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

7
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 18:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), The Grape Escape (in Mittagong) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk, The Grape Escape
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
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 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary maker app.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Safaris
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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