57 days in South Pacific Itinerary

57 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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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
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 6 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 3 nights

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Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Get out of town with these interesting Nadi side-trips: Sigatoka (Baravi Handcrafts, Off-Road Cave Safari, &more) and Scuba Bula Dive Centre (in Momi). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and take in the waterfront activity at Vuda Point Marina Fiji.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nadi online vacation planner.

Halifax, Canada to Nadi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Nadi is 16 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Halifax in January, with highs in Nadi at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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5
nights
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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip tool.

Fly from Nadi to Cairns in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

4
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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Moffat Beach (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
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6
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Blackheath (The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens & Gallery Blackheath), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online holiday planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
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Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6

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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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2

6
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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Take a break from Queenstown with a short trip to Milford Sound in Te Anau, about 1h 45 min away. On the 14th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. There's much more to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:
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Must see
Milford Sound
4.8
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Entertainment Center
Skyline Queenstown
4.5
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Spa
Spas
4.5

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 17th (Wed), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Christchurch Gondola, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, and get to know the resident critters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Christchurch trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Christchurch takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
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History Museum
Canterbury Museum
4.6

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©

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: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, explore and take pictures at Katherine Mansfield House and Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wellington Zoo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wellington trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Christchurch to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wellington, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Maori Rock Carvings, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Government Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rotorua online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Rotorua sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): 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 don't miss a visit to SkyTower. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, stroll around Auckland Domain, and then take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Auckland tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in February, Auckland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Observation Deck
SkyTower
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Military Museum
Auckland Museum
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
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: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, explore the gorgeous colors at Leopard Rays Trench, relax and rejuvenate at Latitude Massage Bora Bora, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tupitipiti Point.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Auckland to Bora Bora takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Bora Bora due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
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Volcano
Mount Otemanu
4.7
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Beach
Matira Beach
4.6

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Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Faarumai Waterfalls in Arue (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, see majestic marine mammals with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise, take in the exciting artwork at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fautaua.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Papeete trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Papeete takes 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Papeete are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
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Historic Site
James Norman Hall Home
4.2

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