20 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

20 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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20 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kinloch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Nadi, Fiji
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Kennedy Point Vineyard (in Surfdale) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Waiheke Island). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sky Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, and get your game on at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Auckland road trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kinloch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Waiheke Island
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Wine Tours & Tastings
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

2
nights
Kinloch, New Zealand

Kinloch ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Taupo. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): play a few rounds at The Kinloch Club Golf Course and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Taupo.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinloch route planning app .

You can drive from Auckland to Kinloch in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Kinloch

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lake Taupo
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Lake Taupo ©
Lake Taupo

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, shop like a local with Cuba Street, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get great views at Mount Victoria, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kinloch to Wellington. In January in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Cuba Street ©
Cuba Street
Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's

1
night
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Christchurch trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Christchurch takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in January, plan for little chillier nights in Christchurch, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hike along Kea Point Track and then hike along Hooker Valley Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, then look and learn at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, then hike along Glencoe Walk, and finally hike along Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mt. Cook Village itinerary website .

Getting from Christchurch to Mt. Cook Village by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track
Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre ©
Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Wanaka (in Wanaka) and Te Anau (Milford Sound, Lake Te Anau, & more). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Stoneridge Estate & Bald Hills Cellar Door, get interesting insight from Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown day trip planning tool .

Getting from Mt. Cook Village to Queenstown by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Te Anau, Lake Wanaka
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Spas
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

4
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Step out of Nadi with an excursion to Natadola Beach in Sigatoka--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, get outside with Turtle Airways, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nadi travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Nadi takes 8 hours. In January, daytime highs in Nadi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Denarau Island, Natadola Beach
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club ©
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club
Spas

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