9 days in Wellington, Samoa & Nadi Itinerary

9 days in Wellington, Samoa & Nadi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
1
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Nadi, Fiji
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
End: Wellington, New Zealand

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night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the striking features of Old St Paul's and then take some stellar pictures from Wellington Cable Car.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington journey planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiport is Wellington International Airport. December in Wellington sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Wellington

Historic Sites Transportation
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's

3
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 some historical perspective at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral and Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa. Take a break from the city and head to Lalomanu Beach and Waterfall Sauniatu. Venture out of the city with trips to Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, and make a trip to Apia Town Clock Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Apia tour planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Wellington to Apia takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Apia Standard Time (WSST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Giant Clam Sanctuary, Waterfall Sauniatu, Lalomanu Beach, To Sua Ocean Trench
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Giant Clam Sanctuary ©
Giant Clam Sanctuary
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench

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Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Step out of the city life by going to Natadola Beach and Turtle Airways. Popular historic sites such as Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and Tavuni Hill Fort are in your itinerary. When in Nadi, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Sigatoka, approximately Sigatoka away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nadi planning website.

Traveling by flight from Apia to Nadi takes 3 hours. Traveling from Apia to Nadi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Nadi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Denarau Island
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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