59 days in South Pacific, Europe & United States Itinerary

59 days in South Pacific, Europe & United States Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
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Cairns, Australia
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Dublin, Ireland
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Nadi, Fiji

— 2 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nadi trip planner.

Washington, USA to Nadi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Nadi, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, things will get much hotter in Nadi: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Sigatoka, Fiji

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Wed), head outdoors with Off-Road Cave Safari and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Hot Glass Fiji and then kick back and relax at Natadola Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sigatoka trip planner.

Drive from Nadi to Sigatoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Auckland, New Zealand

— 4 nights

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.
Head to Devonport and Sculptureumfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Auckland Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Auckland with a short trip to Tawharanui Regional Park in Warkworth, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Rangitoto Island, stroll through Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, get impressive views of Mount Eden, and don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Auckland online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sigatoka to Auckland takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Sigatoka, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 6 nights

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.
Attractions like Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Huka Falls Walkway make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Te Puia and Mount Maunganui Summit Track. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Base Track & Mt Maunganui Main Beach) and Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and take in the natural beauty of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua route builder app.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in January, you will find days in Rotorua are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are little chillier (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Wellington, New Zealand

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Great War Exhibition and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Visiting ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary and Oriental Bay will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Old St Paul's, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, and ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wellington visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Wellington are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 6 nights

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 the city and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Te Anau Glowworm Caves. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Queenstown Gardens and Glenorchy-Queenstown Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Wanaka) and Ivan Wilson Park (in Te Anau). There's still lots to do: trek along Queenstown Hill, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

Plan trip to Queenstown with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

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Melbourne, Australia

— 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and WaterMaarq. Visit Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia

— 6 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and The National Pass will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, steep yourself in history at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.

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Gold Coast, Australia

— 3 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surfers Paradise Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, approximately Byron Bay away. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Cairns, Australia

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Horseback Riding Tours (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning website.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Dublin, Ireland

— 6 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and Irish Whiskey Museum. Spend the 18th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Dublin takes 29 hours. Traveling from Cairns to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Dublin reach 46°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Dublin

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New York City, United States

— 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip app.

Getting from Dublin to New York City by flight takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to New York City is minus 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dublin in February since evenings lows in New York City dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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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.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
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.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.