28 days in Oceania Itinerary

28 days in Oceania Itinerary

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28 days in Oceania Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h
2
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
3
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Yaren, Nauru
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  25​h
5
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
9
Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Austin, United States

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Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati

Line Islands
For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Line Islands trip itinerary builder website .

Austin, USA to Line Islands is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Line Is. Time (LINT) is 20 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in June: highs in Line Islands hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 78°F. You will leave for Funafuti on the 16th (Tue).
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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Funafuti day trip planning website .

Getting from Line Islands to Funafuti by flight takes about 17 hours. The time zone changes from Line Is. Time (LINT) to Tuvalu Time (TVT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June in Funafuti, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. You will leave for Sigatoka on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Funafuti

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

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 outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Natadola Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and Hot Glass Fiji. The adventure continues: tee off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, contemplate the long history of Vatukarasa Village, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sigatoka online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Funafuti to Sigatoka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Funafuti in June, with highs in Sigatoka at 83°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Yaren.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park ©
Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

1
night
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren
To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Yaren road trip website .

Getting from Sigatoka to Yaren by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. You will leave for Espiritu Santo on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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2
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Millennium Cave and Port Olry Beach. Get outdoors at Champagne Beach and Tuffuntari Waterfall. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nanda Blue Hole and contemplate the waterfront views at Matevulu Blue Hole.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Espiritu Santo online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Yaren to Espiritu Santo in 25 hours. The time zone changes from Nauru Time (NRT) to Vanuatu Time (VUT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Espiritu Santo, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Nature Beaches
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Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Trinity Beach and Daintree National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns route maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Espiritu Santo to Cairns in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Espiritu Santo to Cairns is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Espiritu Santo in June, expect Cairns to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Coolangatta Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Gold Coast is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
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 Skydiving and Coronet Peak. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Queenstown Hill. There's still lots to do: cruise along Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Honey & Cocoa, and view the masterpieces at Silver Fern Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Neiafu.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Honey & Cocoa
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Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Parasailing & Paragliding
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

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Neiafu, Tonga

On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Ene'io Botanical Garden and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Neiafu online trip planner .

You can fly from Queenstown to Neiafu in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Queenstown to Neiafu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Neiafu are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Neiafu

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden

3
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Step off the beaten path and head to To Sua Ocean Trench and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Lalomanu Beach and Lefaga Beach. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Sauniatu, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and Head underground at Piula Cave Pool.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Apia online attractions planner .

Getting from Neiafu to Apia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Apia

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Upolu, To Sua Ocean Trench, Lalomanu Beach
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool

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