60 days in French Polynesia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

60 days in French Polynesia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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60 days in French Polynesia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Ferry:  30​h
1
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Ferry + Fly:  12​h
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Wellington, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Taupo, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h
11
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
12
Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, stop by Deep Sea Pearls, see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tupitipiti Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaitape itinerary builder .

London, UK to Vaitape is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Vaitape is minus 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

4
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Waiheke Island), Stockade Hill (in Howick) and Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, stop by Pauanesia, get your game on at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy, and do a tasting at Foxes Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Auckland takes 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 22 hours traveling from Vaitape to Auckland. July in Auckland sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cheltenham Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings, Stockade Hill, Hamilton Gardens
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens

4
nights
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Fox Glacier is known for nature, trails, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Fox Glacier, take in the pleasant sights at River Walk, trek along Minnehaha Walk, and stroll through Moraine Walk.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fox Glacier holiday maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Auckland to Fox Glacier takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
Mount Fox Route ©
Mount Fox Route

4
nights
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
When in Mt. Cook Village, make a side trip to see Lake Tekapo in Lake Tekapo, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Tarns Track, look and learn at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, and hike along Hooker Valley Track.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mt. Cook Village online tour planner .

You can drive from Fox Glacier to Mt. Cook Village in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Lake Tekapo
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Mueller Hut Route ©
Mueller Hut Route
Sealy Tarns Track ©
Sealy Tarns 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.
Step out of Te Anau with an excursion to Milford Foreshore Walk in Milford--about 1h 15 min away. On the 19th (Sun), hike the day away at Dusky Track. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Ivan Wilson Park, trek along Gertrude Saddle, and get great views at Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Te Anau tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mt. Cook Village to Te Anau. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Foreshore Walk
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, get interesting insight from Tours, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and see Off-Road Tours.

Plan my day in Queenstown using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wellington: Picton (Marlborough Sounds & Queen Charlotte Track). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, get outside with Great Alpine Highway, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington day trip planning app .

Getting from Queenstown to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Wellington, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Picton, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Wellington Botanic Garden
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

6
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Zipline, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stop by Huka Honey Hive, let the kids burn off some steam at Huka Prawn Park, and have fun at Clay Break Taupo.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Taupo trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Wellington to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Rotorua, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

5
nights
Whakapapa, New Zealand

Whakapapa ©
Whakapapa is known for winter sports, nature, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, stroll through Rotopounamu Track, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ohakune Old Coach Road.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Whakapapa online trip planner .

You can drive from Taupo to Whakapapa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes

3
nights
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Waitomo Caves is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Waitomo Clay Birds, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Waitomo Caves trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Waitomo Caves takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aranui Cave
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk
Waitomo Clay Birds ©
Waitomo Clay Birds

5
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bream Head Coast Walks (in Whangarei), Byrne Northland Wines (in Kerikeri) and Tapeka Point Track (in Russell). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, tee off at Waitangi Golf Club, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paihia trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Waitomo Caves to Paihia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Suva.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Tapeka Point Track, Kings Theatre Creative, Bream Head Coast Walks
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Bream Head Coast Walks ©
Bream Head Coast Walks
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Spas

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 20th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market, then browse the exhibits of 21K Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Thurston Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum and then gain a rich perspective with Talanoa Treks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Suva using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paihia to Suva. In August in Suva, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Suva

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Talanoa Treks ©
Talanoa Treks
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market

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