48 days in Australia & Fiji Itinerary

48 days in Australia & Fiji Itinerary

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48 days in Australia & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
3
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Adelaide, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
9
Torquay, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Port Campbell, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane, Australia


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Baravi Handcrafts, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Robinson Crusoe Island and then kick back and relax at Natadola Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigatoka tour itinerary builder website .

Brisbane, Australia to Sigatoka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Sigatoka. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Sigatoka: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Suva.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Robinson Crusoe Island
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Baravi Handcrafts ©
Baravi Handcrafts

1
night
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
On the 19th (Tue), hike along Mount Korobaba, then view the masterpieces at 21K Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Suva Municipal Market.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Suva online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sigatoka to Suva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sigatoka in November: highs in Suva hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Suva

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Mount Korobaba ©
Mount Korobaba
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market

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.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lavena Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Waitavala Natural Rock Waterslide, then experience rural life at Civa Fiji Pearls, and then admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Taveuni Island itinerary planning site .

Fly from Suva to Taveuni Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

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

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 22nd (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Taveuni Island to Nadi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Denarau Island
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas, & more) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Macalister Brewing Company.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Cairns. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Macalister Brewing Company, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and make a trip to Uluru.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards) and Fox Creek Wines (in McLaren Vale). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Cedars.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, expect Adelaide to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Greenock, Hahndorf, Langmeil Winery, Fox Creek Wines, Ashton Hills Vineyard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

4
nights
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Flinders Chase National Park, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

4
nights
Torquay, Australia

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Bellarine Distillery (in Drysdale), Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, head outdoors with The Nobbies, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay travel website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kangaroo Island to Torquay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Geelong, Apollo Bay, Bellarine Distillery, The Nobbies
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
nights
Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback. Here are some ideas for day two: get advice or help at Courthouse Camperdown, then pause for some photo ops at Robert Burns Statue, then explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles, and finally explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Camperdown
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

7
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary builder app .

Getting from Port Campbell to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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