South Pacific: Late Summer 2018

"Island Hopping"

Hoping to fly with USAF from Travis AFB, via Yokota AB, Japan, to Paya Lebar AB,Singapore, fly on to Brunei, Indonesia , Bali, East Timor, Papua-New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and some of the Pacific Islands.

 

Tiny and very oil-rich Brunei on the island of Borneo. If you follow the Brunei link, you'll find that all jungled-up Temburong appears extremely interesting.

 

New Guinea: There is an independent part, seen here, and also an Indonesian Papua, New Guinea

 

One way could be from Travis AFB - Japan - Singapore - Brunei - Indonesia: Java & Bali -East Timor - PNG - Rabaul - Bougainville - - Solomons - PNG - AU - New Caledonia - Vanuatu - Fiji - Tonga - Niue - Cook - Tahiti - New Zealand - Samoa - Wallis - Tokelau - Tuvalu - Samoa (USAF) - Hawaii (USAF) - Travis AFB, CA (A Marianas, Micronesia & P.I. trip via Guam in future)

As it stands right now, I will make Australia the final stop because chances are I can catch a USAF hop from there

to either Hawaii or Guam

Country
Days
Main Goals

Japan

3
Ingress-egress Asia via Yokota AFB - Tokyo
Singapore
2
Paya Lebar AB and Transit hub to Brunei & beyond
Brunei
4
A little picturesque principality on Borneo and a brief jungle river trip - Temburong
East Timor
2
I will try for a stop-over from Bali, just to have a look at Dili
Indonesia
8

Jakarta - Borobudur - Yogyakarta - Bali

New Guinea
7
And possibly neighboring islands
Islands
25
Various South Pacific Islands, e.g. Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Samoa, The Solomons, Tonga, etc.
Australia
10

TBD

New Zealand
8
TBD
Travel Details & Dates
75

Visa for Indonesia, as well as all of the other places can be had upon arrival.

Get a Tokyo: Toei one-day travel pass.

Right now I show 75 days, but travel in the Pacific Islands will be slow and mostly by sea. Also, that does not include getting into the area from Singapore and back, via Hawaii. I think 3 months would be a good estimate.

 

Australia Brunei Indonesia Papua New Guinea New Zealand Timor L'este

The flags that might be added to my flags page for this trip.

Below, possible islands to be visited:

  Tonga Fiji Tahiti (Fr. Polynesia) Samoa  
  Tokelau Vanuatu WallisFutura Solomons  

Mouse-over flags to see the names of the countries.

A currency converter link

 

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