60 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

60 days in Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Papua New Guinea trip itinerary planner

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Vanimo
— 6 nights
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Mount Hagen
— 5 nights
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Goroka
— 5 nights
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Lae
— 6 nights
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Kavieng
— 5 nights
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Rabaul, East New Britain
— 5 nights
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Kimbe
— 4 nights
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Trobriand Islands
— 5 nights
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Alotau
— 5 nights
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Doini Island
— 5 nights
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Port Moresby
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Vanimo

— 6 nights
Vanimo is the capital of Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea. Vanimo is known for outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Crossing the border between PNG and West Papua.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vanimo trip builder app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Vanimo is an approximately 37-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Vanimo. In June, Vanimo is much warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mount Hagen.

Things to do in Vanimo

Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:

Mount Hagen

— 5 nights
Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, with a population of 46,250. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Wilhelm and Mount Hagen Market. Take a break from Mount Hagen with a short trip to Wahgi River in Banz, about 56 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Hagen driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Vanimo to Mount Hagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Vanimo to Mount Hagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goroka.

Things to do in Mount Hagen

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Goroka

— 5 nights
Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Step off the beaten path and head to J.K. McCarthy Museum and Balek Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from Goroka with a short trip to Madang Resort Scuba Diving in Madang, about 2 hours away.

To plan Goroka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Mount Hagen to Goroka in 3 hours. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lae.

Things to do in Goroka

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Lae

— 6 nights
Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. Step off the beaten path and head to Lae War Cemetery and Rainforest Habitat. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lae holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Goroka to Lae takes 4.5 hours. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kavieng.

Things to do in Lae

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:

Kavieng

— 5 nights
Kavieng is the capital of the Papua New Guinean province of New Ireland and the largest town on the island of the same name. Kavieng is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Scuba Ventures.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Kavieng attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Lae to Kavieng in 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Rabaul.

Things to do in Kavieng

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
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Rabaul, East New Britain

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rabaul War Cemetery and Kokopo War Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Tavurvur, get engrossed in the history at New Guinea Club, and fulfill a lifelong dream with Rabaul - Kokopo Dive.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rabaul trip builder site.

Fly from Kavieng to Rabaul in 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Kimbe.

Things to do in Rabaul

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Kimbe

— 4 nights
Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Kimbe is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kimbe Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kimbe sightseeing planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Rabaul to Kimbe with the Route module. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Trobriand Islands.

Things to do in Kimbe

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
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Trobriand Islands

— 5 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitava Island and Kiriwina Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trobriand Islands online journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimbe to Trobriand Islands. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Alotau.

Things to do in Trobriand Islands

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Alotau

— 5 nights
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Step off the beaten path and head to Massim Museum and Port of Alotau. There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Turnbull War Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alotau vacation maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trobriand Islands to Alotau. July in Alotau sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Doini Island.

Things to do in Alotau

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Doini Island

— 5 nights
Doini Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Doini Island Skull Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Doini Island tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Alotau to Doini Island with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Doini Island

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Port Moresby

— 6 nights
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Orchid Garden and Vision City Mega Mall. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, explore the world behind art at National Museum and Art Gallery, ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House, and have fun at Paradise Cinema.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Moresby trip planner.

You can fly from Doini Island to Port Moresby in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

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.