22 days in South Pacific Itinerary

22 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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22 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Memphis, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Ofu, American Samoa
— 1 day
Travel:  4​h 15​min
6
Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Memphis, United States

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, and finally stroll the grounds of Tomb of King Pomare V.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Papeete trip itinerary planning tool .

Memphis, USA to Papeete is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in December, with highs in Papeete at 87°F and lows at 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Hillsong Church for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Cowes Beach and Half Moon Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Melbourne Beach, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker website .

You can fly from Papeete to Melbourne in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time (TAHT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 20 hour difference. Traveling from Papeete in December, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (78°F), and nights are cooler (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kitty Miller Bay, Sovereign Hill, Cowes Beach, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The National Pass and The Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls and Clovelly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the galleries of Justice & Police Museum, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), stop by Baravi Handcrafts, then admire the sheer force of Biausevu Waterfall, and then browse the different shops at Maui Bay Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Natadola Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Sigatoka by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Sigatoka is 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sigatoka, with lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ofu.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Maui Bay Shopping Centre
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Baravi Handcrafts ©
Baravi Handcrafts

1
day
Ofu, American Samoa

Ofu ©
On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ofu Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ofu journey planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sigatoka to Ofu in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -22 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Pago Pago.

Things to do in Ofu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ofu Beach ©
Ofu Beach

3
nights
Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago ©
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of American Samoa and then pause for some serene contemplation at Congregational Christian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, get engrossed in the history at Jean P. Haydon Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Alava.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pago Pago visit planning website .

Explore your travel options from Ofu to Pago Pago with the Route module. January in Pago Pago sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
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National Park of American Samoa ©
National Park of American Samoa
Mount Alava ©
Mount Alava

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