8 days in Auckland & Fiji Itinerary

8 days in Auckland & Fiji Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h
2
Suva, Fiji
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h
3
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Chicago, United States

2
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, enjoy some music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, and do a tasting at Foxes Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Auckland is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Chicago to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Auckland hover around 20°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Suva.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

1
day
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at 21K Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Thurston Garden, and finally hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Suva trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Auckland to Suva. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in January: high temperatures in Suva hover around 34°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Suva

Shopping Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
21K Gallery ©
21K Gallery

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nadi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Suva to Nadi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nadi when traveling from Suva in January, with lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

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