30 days in New Zealand, Australia & Fiji Itinerary

30 days in New Zealand, Australia & Fiji Itinerary

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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Denarau Island, Fiji
— 1 night
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 4 nights

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre and then get impressive views of Rangitoto Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, then examine the collection at New Zealand Maritime Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piha Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Auckland route planner.

New York City, USA to Auckland is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from New York City to Auckland. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for much colder days in Auckland, with highs around 55°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Beach
Piha Beach
4.7

3
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Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village and Government Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Mount Maunganui Summit Track. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Mount Maunganui (Mt Maunganui Main Beach & Mount Maunganui Base Track). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, get your game on at OGO Rotorua, steep yourself in history at Te Puia, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua online travel planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Rotorua hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 8th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, kick back and relax at Oriental Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Wildlife Area
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
4.6

3
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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
For shopping fun, head to Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery or Silver Fern Gallery. Rippon Vineyard and Chard Farm Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Wanaka (Wanaka & Lake Wanaka). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Queenstown Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, stroll through Ben Lomond Track, and head outdoors with Arrowtown Village.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown road trip planning tool.

Fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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Must see
Wanaka
4.7
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Must see
Lake Wanaka
4.9
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Outdoor Activity
Arrowtown Village
4.4

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Melbourne Museum. Do your shopping at Federation Square and Melbourne Central. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Spas (in Daylesford) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Queenstown to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Spa
Spas
4.7

3
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of New South Wales and ATTY Gallery. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planning app.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
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Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6

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Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Coolangatta Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip site.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Must see
Coolangatta Beach
4.8

4
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Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Escape the urban bustle at Mossman Gorge Centre and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denarau Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Must see
Palm Cove Beach
4.5
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Must see
Trinity Beach
4.4

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Denarau Island, Fiji

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.
On the 26th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denarau Island road trip website.

You can fly from Cairns to Denarau Island in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns to Denarau Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Denarau Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
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Spa
Spas
3.7

4
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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 hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. For shopping fun, head to Maui Bay Shopping Centre or Baravi Handcrafts. Change things up with a short trip to Shark Diving in Pacific Harbour (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort, and kick back and relax at Natadola Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sigatoka trip tool.

Traveling by car from Denarau Island to Sigatoka takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sigatoka can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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