15 days in South Pacific Itinerary

15 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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15 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly + ferry:  17​h 15​min
1
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sibani Perles and then stroll through Matira Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Tahiti Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Sibani Perles ©
Sibani Perles

4
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.
Papeete is known for shopping, parks, museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral, stroll through Bougainville Park, stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, and hunt for treasures at Municipal Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Papeete itinerary maker.

Getting from Bora Bora to Papeete by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rarotonga.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Punaauia
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Paofai Gardens ©
Paofai Gardens
Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

2
nights
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga ©
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Matutu Brewery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rarotonga trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Papeete to Rarotonga in 3 hours. Traveling from Papeete in September, expect nights in Rarotonga to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Rarotonga

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©
Maire Nui Botanical Gardens ©
Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the thrill of live dance at Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium, wander the streets of Parnell, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piha Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Manukau Heads Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Auckland vacation trip planner.

Getting from Rarotonga to Auckland by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Rarotonga to Auckland, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rarotonga in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Auckland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Piha Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigatoka: Port Denarau Marina (in Denarau Island) and Zip Fiji (in Pacific Harbour). There's still lots to do: stroll through Natadola Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kula Wild Adventure Park, stop by Baravi Handcrafts, and tee off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sigatoka vacation trip planner.

Getting from Auckland to Sigatoka by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Sigatoka hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Denarau Marina, Zip Fiji
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course ©
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

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