60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Kuta, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Cairns, Australia
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Nadi, Fiji
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Auckland Central, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Sanur Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Ungasan (Melasti Beach & Blue Point Beach), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Bingin Beach (in Pecatu). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Balangan Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dreamland Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuta vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kuta is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central Indonesia Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Kuta at 36°C and lows at 28°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ungasan, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bingin Beach, Pantai Sanur, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

3
nights
Pemuteran, Indonesia

The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Menjangan Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biorock Pemuteran bali.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pemuteran itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kuta to Pemuteran in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Parks Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island

8
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.
Get outdoors at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Daintree Discovery Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pemuteran to Cairns. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Pemuteran to Cairns. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Nadi on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

6
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Natadola Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kula Wild Adventure Park and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Nadi side-trips: Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park (in Sigatoka) and Malamala Island (in Ba). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and head outdoors with Nadi Sports and Social Club.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nadi travel route planning website .

You can fly from Cairns to Nadi in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Fiji Time (FJT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Nadi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Malamala Beach Club
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 20:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

7
nights
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Auckland Central ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Hot Water Beach and Tapapakanga Regional Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Cove Walk and The Lost Spring. Venture out of the city with trips to Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre (in Miranda), Hahei Beach Walk (in Hahei) and Piha Beach (in Piha). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo, stroll through Whangapoua Beach, and contemplate the geological forces at Rangitoto Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Auckland Central trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Nadi to Auckland Central by flight takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Nadi in June, plan for colder days in Auckland Central, with highs around 16°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland Central

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Whangapoua Beach, Piha Beach, Tapapakanga Regional Park
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:
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Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk
The Lost Spring ©
The Lost Spring
Whangapoua Beach ©
Whangapoua Beach

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Maunganui Beach and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Base Track & Mount Maunganui Summit Track), Huka Falls tracks (in Taupo) and Ohope Beach (in Whakatane). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, trot along with a tour on horseback, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua journey website .

Traveling by car from Auckland Central to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland Central in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Rotorua. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Maunganui, Taupo, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Ohope Beach, Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:
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Mount Maunganui Summit Track ©
Mount Maunganui Summit Track
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) and Kiwi Birdlife Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wanaka and Queenstown Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Puzzling World (in Wanaka), The Sawpit Gully Track (in Arrowtown) and Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound). On the 8th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Coronet Peak. There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore and take pictures at Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, head outdoors with Arrowtown Village, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Te Anau, Arrowtown, Wanaka
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 12:
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Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Wanaka ©
Wanaka

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenolan Caves and Watson's Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Sydney takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Sydney is minus 2 hours. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballarat Wildlife Park and Healesville Sanctuary. Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Point Addis Marine National Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Mount Cannibal (in Garfield), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Anglesea Bike Park (in Anglesea). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Anglesea, Healesville Sanctuary, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Bells Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

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