25 days in South Pacific Itinerary

25 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific journey planner

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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Fairy, Australia
— 1 night
Drive to Portland Airport, Fly to Nadi
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Nadi, Fiji
— 5 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Avarua, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. In January, Sydney is warmer than Zurich - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Melbourne, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Port Fairy, Australia

— 1 night
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then admire the landmark architecture of Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, and finally explore the activities along Moyne River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Port Fairy Farmers Market, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, then stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery, and finally get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Fairy day trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Port Fairy in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

Nadi, Fiji

— 5 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nadi: Hot Glass Fiji (in Korotogo) and Sigatoka (Natadola Beach & Tavuni Hill Fort). Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nadi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Fairy to Nadi. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Fairy to Nadi is 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nadi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 nights

City of Sails

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.
On the 12th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Auckland Museum, stop by Pauanesia, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Viaduct Harbour, take a stroll through Devonport, then kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach, and finally get impressive views of Mount Eden.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland online journey planner.

Getting from Nadi to Auckland by flight takes about 7 hours. When traveling from Nadi in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Avarua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Avarua, Cook Islands

— 3 nights
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Matutu Brewery, stroll through Muri Lagoon, have fun at Cocoputt, and stop by Perfumes of Rarotonga.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Avarua travel website.

You can fly from Auckland to Avarua in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Avarua. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect nights in Avarua to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 3 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Aitutaki Lagoon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu, step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Aitutaki online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Aitutaki takes 3 hours. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Cook Islands travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.