61 days in South Pacific & Caribbean Itinerary

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Port Arthur, Australia
— 3 nights
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Hobart, Australia
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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St. George's, Grenada
— 6 nights
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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 3 nights
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Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
— 4 nights
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Deshaies, Guadeloupe
— 3 nights
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
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Port Arthur, Australia — 3 nights

Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip app.

Calgary, Canada to Port Arthur is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 17 hours. Traveling from Calgary in November, things will get much hotter in Port Arthur: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Hobart, Australia — 6 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Change things up with a short trip to Raptor Refuge in Kettering (about 40 minutes away). On the 22nd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Wellington Park, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Queenstown.
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Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk, Milford Sound, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Queenstown online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Queenstown takes 8.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Christchurch.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 1:

Christchurch, New Zealand — 5 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Explore Christchurch's surroundings by going to Akaroa (The Giants House, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, contemplate the long history of Mona Vale, and examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Christchurch vacation builder website.

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Christchurch are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Wellington.
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Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

Wellington, New Zealand — 5 nights

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wellington: Marlborough Sounds (in Picton) and Martinborough Wine Tours (in Martinborough). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo.

Start your trip to Wellington by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Wellington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Wellington, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rotorua.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries
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Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:

Rotorua, New Zealand — 6 nights

Sulphur City

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: Taupo (Helicopter Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, hike along Lake Okareka Walkway, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rotorua visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Auckland.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Auckland, New Zealand — 4 nights

City of Sails

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Orewa Lookout (in Orewa) and Of Hand & Heart (in Warkworth). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, head off the coast to Rangitoto Island, stop by Pauanesia, and do a tasting at Foxes Island.

Start your trip to Auckland by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Auckland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in December, you will find days in Auckland are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. George's.
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Wineries · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

St. George's, Grenada — 6 nights

The capital of the Island of Spice, St.
St. George's is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Grand Anse Beach, examine the collection at Underwater Sculptures, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Sisters Falls, and don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. George's road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Auckland to St. George's with the Route module. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, you will find days in St. George's are much hotter (35°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Saint Francois.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

Saint Francois, Guadeloupe — 3 nights

A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint Francois side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Le Moule) and Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d'Enfer, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bois Jolan, and head outdoors with Gwadloop Decouverte.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint Francois trip planner.

Fly from St. George's to Saint Francois in 8 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saint Francois are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Iles des Saintes.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe — 4 nights

Les Saintes

Iles des Saintes, a small archipelago of eight islands, remains largely unblemished by touristic developments, offering instead a serene and natural introduction to island life.
Get out of town with these interesting Iles des Saintes side-trips: Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) (in Parc National), Bleu Pearl Service Touristique (in Basse-Terre) and Saint-Claude (Madatet Fishing & La Soufriere Volcano). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Les Saintes, make a trip to Notre-Dame-de-l' Assomption Church, and stroll through Plage Du Pain De Sucre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Iles des Saintes vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Saint Francois to Iles des Saintes in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Iles des Saintes can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Deshaies.
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Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

Deshaies, Guadeloupe — 3 nights

The sleepy town of Deshaies walks the line between tradition and development, possessing an international feel while also sticking true to its island roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deshaies: Route de la Traversee (in Parc National) and Bouillante (Scuba & Snorkeling & Zoo De Guadeloupe Au Parc Des Mamelles). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Grande Anse, indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Spa du Parc aux Orchidees, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Deshaies trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Iles des Saintes to Deshaies with the Route module. January in Deshaies sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Providenciales.
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Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos — 7 nights

The most commercialized part of the Turks and Caicos, Providenciales remains the islands' tourism heaven, boasting many resorts, hotel chains, and condominiums.
Providenciales is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Grace Bay Beach, tee off at Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sapodilla Bay Beach.

Planning Providenciales trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Deshaies to Providenciales takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Deshaies to Providenciales, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 14:

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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Grenada travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Specialty Museums
Island of Spice
The fertile and lively island nation of Grenada allows for itineraries both adventurous and serene. The main island and six smaller ones offer unspoiled interior landscapes of lush vegetation, impressive waterfalls, and winding rivers, explorable on a number of ecotourism experiences, such as rafting, hiking, and climbing. The coastal areas provide long stretches of golden sand, backed by large and popular resorts, while the humble urban areas have become particularly well-known for their atmospheric eateries, serving local cuisine using produce from the Island of Spice. One of the main things to do in Grenada has to be marine exploration, with dive sites offshore representing some of the most abundant in the region, with impressive coral formations providing home for a schools of tropical fish.
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Guadeloupe travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.
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Turks and Caicos travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks
Known as the location of one of the longest coral reefs in the world, Turks and Caicos offer scenic white-sand beaches, calm waters, and warm, sunny weather. Apart from the upscale resorts in Providenciales, which is known for its award-winning beach, the rest of the scenery remains mostly pristine and uncrowded. On a trip to Turks and Caicos, you can spend days lazing on a deserted beach, go island hopping, and enjoy a range of fun activities, from world-class snorkeling and diving, to hiking, sailing, deep-sea fishing, and bird-watching.
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