57 days in South Pacific Itinerary

57 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
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Cairns, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 6 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Papeete
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nadi: Sigatoka (Baravi Handcrafts, Off-Road Cave Safari, &more) and Scuba Bula Dive Centre (in Momi). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, and take in the waterfront activity at Vuda Point Marina Fiji.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nadi travel route planning tool.

Halifax, Canada to Nadi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Nadi is 16 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Halifax in October; daily highs in Nadi reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

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Cairns, Australia

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Cairns takes 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Cairns. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

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Brisbane, Australia

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach), Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route app.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Brisbane at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

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Sydney, Australia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blackheath (The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens & Gallery Blackheath), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder app.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:

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Melbourne, Australia

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Step out of Queenstown to go to Te Anau and see Milford Sound, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu, take a memorable tour with Tours, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 20th (Sat), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, catch a ride on Christchurch Gondola, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, and see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip itinerary site.

Getting from Queenstown to Christchurch by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Christchurch are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

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Wellington, New Zealand

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.
Wellington is known for museums, wildlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington travel route planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in November, Wellington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Maori Rock Carvings, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Gardens, witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a 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 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

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Auckland, New Zealand

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 30th (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Auckland Museum, then walk around Auckland Domain, and then take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip planning site.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Rotorua in November, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Dive N' Smile Bora-Bora, see the vivid underwater world at White Valley, stroll through Tupitipiti Point, and look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bora Bora online route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Auckland to Bora Bora takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 22 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:

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Papeete, French Polynesia

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 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, take in the dramatic scenery at Fautaua, take in the exciting artwork at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Papeete in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

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.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Tahiti travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.