24 days in South Pacific Itinerary

24 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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24 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Muri, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
4
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Nadi, Fiji
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

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.
Take a break from Papeete with a short trip to Faarumai Waterfalls in Arue, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum, look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Papeete travel route app .

Vancouver, Canada to Papeete is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in September; daily highs in Papeete reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

3
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, step off the mainland to explore Moturakau, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Aitutaki takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Muri.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Muri, Cook Islands

Muri ©
Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
Muri is known for nightlife, spas, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Muri Lagoon, admire the sheer force of Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, and identify plant and animal life at Aroa Marine Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Muri online travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aitutaki to Muri. In September, daytime highs in Muri are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Muri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Avarua, Titikaveka Beach
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Cocoputt ©
Cocoputt

2
nights
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Step out of Nuku'alofa to go to Haveluliku and see Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ha'atafu Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Free Church of Tonga, don't miss a visit to Kingdomkoffie, and appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuku'alofa journey planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muri to Nuku'alofa. You'll lose 23 hours traveling from Muri to Nuku'alofa due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon ©
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sigatoka: Pacific Harbour (Shark Diving & Zipline). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, browse the different shops at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, stop by Baravi Handcrafts, and enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sigatoka route builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nuku'alofa to Sigatoka in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nuku'alofa to Sigatoka. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nuku'alofa in October: highs in Sigatoka hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pacific Harbour, Robinson Crusoe Island, Maui Bay Shopping Centre
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Shark Diving

6
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Step out of Nadi to go to Malolo Lailai Island and see La Galerie, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nadi trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Sigatoka to Nadi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Denarau Island, La Galerie
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Scuba & Snorkeling

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