30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Queenstown, New Zealand
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  17​h 45​min
1
Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
2
Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Denarau Island, Fiji
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Suva, Fiji
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Queenstown, New Zealand


3
nights
Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago ©
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at National Park of American Samoa. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Sauma Ridge Hike, enjoy the sand and surf at Two Dollar Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Alava, and examine the collection at Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Office.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pago Pago trip tool .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Pago Pago is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 22 hours. In May in Pago Pago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Matafao Peak
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National Park of American Samoa ©
National Park of American Samoa
Matafao Peak
Matafao Peak

6
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Get out of town with these interesting Apia side-trips: Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, stroll through Lefaga Beach, don't miss a visit to Samoa Cultural Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Apia road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pago Pago to Apia. The time zone difference when traveling from Pago Pago to Apia is 23 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Denarau Island.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Upolu, To Sua Ocean Trench, Lalomanu Beach
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool

5
nights
Denarau Island, Fiji

Denarau Island ©
Denarau Island, a small 2.55 sq km (1 sq mi) private island connected to mainland Viti Levu by a short causeway, includes eight beachside resorts arranged around the 18-hole Denarau Golf Course.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denarau Island: Vuda Point Marina Fiji (in Viseisei) and Nadi (Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denarau Island route planner .

Explore your travel options from Apia to Denarau Island with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Apia to Denarau Island. In May, daytime highs in Denarau Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nadi, Vuda Point Marina Fiji
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls and then identify plant and animal life at Lavena Coastal Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Taveuni Island day trip planning site .

You can fly from Denarau Island to Taveuni Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Denarau Island in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in Taveuni Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Suva.

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

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suva side-trips: Pacific Harbour (Shark Diving & Paradise Beach). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at 21K Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Colo-I-Suva Forest Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Suva trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Taveuni Island to Suva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Taveuni Island in May since evenings lows in Suva dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Suva

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Pacific Harbour
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Shark Diving

5
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.
Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kula Wild Adventure Park, stop by Hot Glass Fiji, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natadola Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Suva to Sigatoka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. May in Sigatoka sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Nuku'alofa is known for adventure, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Centenary Church.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nuku'alofa route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa. When traveling from Sigatoka in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nuku'alofa, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon ©
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

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