28 days in Fiji, Cook Islands & Tahiti Itinerary

28 days in Fiji, Cook Islands & Tahiti Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
— 4 nights
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Suva, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 5 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Nadi, Fiji — 4 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Nadi is known for wildlife, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty 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 see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nadi trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Nadi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from London to Nadi. In November, Nadi is much warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Suva.
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Suva, Fiji — 2 nights

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 7th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colo-I-Suva Forest Park and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Suva trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nadi to Suva by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nadi in November: highs in Suva hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sigatoka.
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Sigatoka, Fiji — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Pacific Harbour (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: get outside with Off-Road Cave Safari, stop by Baravi Handcrafts & Cafe, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tee off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Suva to Sigatoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Suva in November: highs in Sigatoka hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Aitutaki.
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands — 4 nights

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, stroll through Akaiami Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden, and get great views at Piraki Lookout.

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Getting from Sigatoka to Aitutaki by flight takes about 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT), which is usually a -22 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Avarua.
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Avarua, Cook Islands — 4 nights

Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Titikaveka Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Raro Mountain Safari Tour, and admire the sheer force of Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Avarua road trip planner.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Avarua in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Papeete.
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Papeete, French Polynesia — 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taravao (Bain de Vaima & The Water Gardens of Vaipahi) and Taharuu Beach (in Papara). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Papeete travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Avarua to Papeete in 6 hours. In November in Papeete, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Fiji travel guide

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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.
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Cook Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.
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Tahiti travel guide

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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.
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