8 days in Auckland & Fiji Itinerary

8 days in Auckland & Fiji Itinerary

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8 days in Auckland & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
2
Suva, Fiji
— 1 day
taxi + 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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sky Tower, admire all the interesting features of Viaduct Harbour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Auckland route site .

Chicago, USA to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Auckland, you'll lose 18 hours 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Suva.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the galleries of 21K Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Thurston Garden, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Suva Municipal Market.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Suva tour itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Auckland to Suva. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Auckland in January, with highs in Suva at 34°C and lows at 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
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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 find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nadi route maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Suva to Nadi in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Suva in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Nadi, with lows around 27°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
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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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