26 days in Fiji, New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

26 days in Fiji, New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Bus:  29 h
1
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
7
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sigatoka route builder app.

London, UK to Sigatoka is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Sigatoka hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maui Bay Shopping Centre
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Spas

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nadi route builder.

Getting from Sigatoka to Nadi by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Nadi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Botanical Gardens
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village and Mount Maunganui Base Track. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Maunganui Summit Track and Mt Maunganui Main Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Taupo Rod & Tackle). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua trip builder website.

Fly from Nadi to Rotorua in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Nadi in July; daily highs in Rotorua reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tauranga, Taupo, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, River Rafting & Tubing
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Wanaka and Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chard Farm Winery and Rippon Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Lake Te Anau (in Te Anau) and Wanaka (in Wanaka). There's much more to do: hike along Queenstown Hill, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wanaka, Te Anau
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Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Wanaka ©
Wanaka

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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 in touch with nature at Blue Mountains and Manly Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Everglades Historic House and Gardens and Customs House. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, browse the exhibits of Justice & Police Museum, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Bay House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip app.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tropical Fruit World
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Opal Reef (in Port Douglas), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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