60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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

6
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. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park, walk around Ala Moana Beach Park, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Honolulu. When traveling from Kuwait City in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pupukea, Lanikai Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, Turtle Bay Beach
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
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 Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kahaluu Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Makena Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea (Wailea Beach & Maluaka Beach). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: stroll through Kapalua Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and kick back and relax at Napili Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kapalua, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
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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, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Vaitape trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahaina to Vaitape. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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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 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Papeete route builder tool .

Getting from Vaitape to Papeete by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tahiti, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
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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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Waitomo Glowworm Caves (in Waitomo Caves) and Taupo (Kinloch Beach, Huka Falls Walkway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Whakaari White Island Volcano, don't miss a visit to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planner .

You can fly from Papeete to Rotorua in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 22 hour difference. Traveling from Papeete in June, expect Rotorua to be colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time 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 28 — Jul 5:
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Whakaari White Island Volcano ©
Whakaari White Island Volcano
Kinloch Beach ©
Kinloch Beach
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, & more) and Mount Aspiring National Park (in Wanaka). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn.

Planning Queenstown trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines
Spas

7
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour builder site .

Getting from Queenstown to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), The Grape Escape (in Mittagong) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Clovelly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online day trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Grape Escape, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Shelly Beach, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bilpin Cider Company
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Coolangatta Beach and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online holiday planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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