10 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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Port Moresby
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Kimbe
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Rabaul, East New Britain
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Port Moresby — 3 nights

In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Port Moresby is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at National Orchid Garden, get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ela Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Moresby route tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Port Moresby is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) is 7 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in January, with highs in Port Moresby at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kimbe.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums
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Kimbe — 1 night

Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kimbe Bay.

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Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Kimbe takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Rabaul.
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Rabaul, East New Britain — 3 nights

The plucky township of Rabaul lives under constant threat of destruction, thanks to its proximity to Tavurvur, a permanently smoking and very much active volcano.
Take a break from Rabaul with a short trip to Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery in Kokopo, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Tavurvur, learn about all things military at Kokopo War Museum, take an in-depth tour of New Guinea Club, and stroll the grounds of Rabaul War Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rabaul itinerary site.

Fly from Kimbe to Rabaul in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Papua New Guinea travel guide

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Zoos · Cemeteries · Hiking Trails
Occupying the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands, Papua New Guinea represents an immense cultural and biological diversity. Densely carpeted in lush rainforest, the largely mountainous interior includes several active volcanoes. Because of this rugged landscape, Papua New Guinea remains one of the planet's least explored areas, thought to harbor as-yet undiscovered species. Remote mountain ranges nurture unique plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world, while the wildly fluctuating topography creates large differences in climate that further diversify the ecosystems. The people of Papua New Guinea are equally varied and distinct, with hundreds of tribes and communities--the vast majority of which are rural--and approximately 850 different languages. Don't expect much of a tourism infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (or infrastructure of any kind), but do expect any challenges to be richly rewarded by a real adventure unlike any other, in an untamed wilderness, untouched by commercialization.
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