55 days in South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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55 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
3
Kerikeri, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Dunedin, New Zealand
— 6 nights
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Wellington, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
8
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
10
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Berlin, Germany

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kula Wild Adventure Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Naihehe Caves and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sigatoka road trip site .

Berlin, Germany to Sigatoka is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Fiji Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Sigatoka are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tavuni Hill Fort ©
Tavuni Hill Fort

2
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
On the 12th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Nanda Blue Hole and then kick back and relax at Port Olry Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Espiritu Santo attractions site .

Getting from Sigatoka to Espiritu Santo by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sigatoka to Espiritu Santo due to the time zone difference. In October in Espiritu Santo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

5
nights
Kerikeri, New Zealand

Kerikeri ©
Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei. Popular historic sites such as Waitangi Treaty Grounds and The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Paihia Harbour and Ninety Mile Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kerikeri side-trips: Village Arts Gallery (in Kohukohu), Koutu Boulders (in Opononi) and Whale Bay (in Matapouri). And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Anglican Church, trek along Waipu Cave, and admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kerikeri online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Espiritu Santo to Kerikeri. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Espiritu Santo to Kerikeri due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paihia, Village Arts Gallery, Koutu Boulders, Hikurangi Historical Museum, Waipu Cave
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds

6
nights
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Otago Peninsula and Waikouaiti Beach. Relax by the water at Aramoana Beach and St Clair Beach. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, make a trip to The Royal Albatross Centre, identify plant and animal life at Penguin Place, and hike along Tunnel Beach Track.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dunedin tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Kerikeri to Dunedin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Te Anau.

Things to do in Dunedin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti Beach
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Otago Peninsula ©
Otago Peninsula
Penguin Place ©
Penguin Place
Tunnel Beach Track ©
Tunnel Beach Track

6
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Get outdoors at Doubtful Sound and Lake Te Anau. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Te Anau Glowworm Caves and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Te Anau with a short trip to Tutoko Suspension Bridge in Milford Sound, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu). On the 30th (Tue), hike the day away at Routeburn Track. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, stop by Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ivan Wilson Park.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Te Anau trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dunedin to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Tutoko Suspension Bridge, Routeburn Track
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
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Routeburn Track ©
Routeburn Track
Kayaking & Canoeing
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

6
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Queenstown Arts Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Wanaka and The Remarkables Ski Area. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Domain Road Vineyard (in Bannockburn) and Lake Wanaka (in Wanaka). On the 2nd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Coronet Peak. There's lots more to do: trek along Queenstown Hill, take in the exciting artwork at Ivan Clarke Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Dark Ride, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Te Anau to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wanaka, Domain Road Vineyard, Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
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Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

4
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Great War Exhibition and The Weta Cave. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) and Cuba Street District. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, kick back and relax at Oriental Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Catchpool Loop Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wellington trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Wellington, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Catchpool Loop Walk
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Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum
National War Memorial ©
National War Memorial

6
nights
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Horsemtrails. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Mt Ruapehu. There's much more to do: hike along Tongariro Northern Circuit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whakapapa Nature Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Te Porere Redoubt.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tongariro National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Wellington to Tongariro National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu

6
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village and Rotorua Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maunganui Beach and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool (in Wai-O-Tapu) and Huka Falls tracks (in Taupo). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, relax in the rural setting at Agrodome, and hike along Okere Falls Track.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online road trip planner .

You can drive from Tongariro National Park to Rotorua in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Okere Falls, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, stop by T & S Artworx, then stroll through Aitutaki Lagoon, and then stroll through O'otu Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aitutaki trip website .

Getting from Rotorua to Aitutaki by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Rotorua to Aitutaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rarotonga.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach

4
nights
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga ©
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle.
Visit Titikaveka Beach and Muri Lagoon for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Cook Island Christian Church (CICC). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tikioki Marine Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise -Te Ara, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rarotonga trip website .

You can fly from Aitutaki to Rarotonga in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rarotonga

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©

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