16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Fiji Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Fiji Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Denarau Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Mana Island, Fiji
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
6
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Manama, Bahrain

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Panorama Garden Estate in Boneo, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip maker .

Manama, Bahrain to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manama to Melbourne, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Seal Rock, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

Make your Sydney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Denarau Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Denarau Island, Fiji

Denarau Island ©
Denarau Island, a small 2.55 sq km (1 sq mi) private island connected to mainland Viti Levu by a short causeway, includes eight beachside resorts arranged around the 18-hole Denarau Golf Course.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then steep yourself in history at Momi Bay Battery Historic Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denarau Island trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Denarau Island takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Denarau Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit warmer in Denarau Island: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Parks Spas Historic Sites
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Spas
Momi Bay Battery Historic Park ©
Momi Bay Battery Historic Park

2
nights
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Waitavala Natural Rock Waterslide, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lavena Coastal Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Civa Fiji Pearls and then explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taveuni Island trip planner .

You can fly from Denarau Island to Taveuni Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mana Island.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk
Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Tavoro Waterfalls ©
Tavoro Waterfalls

1
night
Mana Island, Fiji

Mana Island ©
Barely 2 km (1.25 mi) across, the miniscule Mana Island is inhabited only thanks to a handful of resorts, which make the most of white-sand beaches appealing to vacationers from around the globe.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Mana Island trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Taveuni Island to Mana Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mana Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Mana Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

1
night
Sigatoka, Fiji

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, stop by Baravi Handcrafts, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sigatoka trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mana Island to Sigatoka by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Sigatoka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maui Bay Shopping Centre
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Spas

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