9 days in Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

9 days in Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

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9 days in Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
1
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 1 night
4
Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

3
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Head to Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) and Little River Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Giant's House and Waihora Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Christchurch to Akaroa to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Ferrymead Heritage Park, listen to music at The Arts Centre, and let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch road trip website .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Christchurch International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Christchurch can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Christchurch

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Akaroa, Little River Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cardboard Cathedral ©
Cardboard Cathedral

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Momi Bay Battery Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Nadi day trip site .

You can fly from Christchurch to Nadi in 5 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in September, expect Nadi to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Denarau Island
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

1
night
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park and then identify plant and animal life at Lavena Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taveuni Island visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Taveuni Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nadi in September, Taveuni Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Suva.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Orchid Island Cultural Centre, hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market, view the masterpieces at 21K Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Suva route planner.

Traveling by flight from Taveuni Island to Suva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Taveuni Island in September; daily highs in Suva reach 28°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Suva

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market

1
night
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Natadola Beach and then view the masterpieces at Hot Glass Fiji.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sigatoka vacation builder site .

Getting from Suva to Sigatoka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Suva in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sigatoka: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Hot Glass Fiji ©
Hot Glass Fiji

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