9 days in Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

9 days in Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

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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
Fly:  2 h
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.
You'll explore and learn at Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) and The Giants House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cardboard Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Christchurch: Little River Gallery (in Little River) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Akaroa). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ferrymead Heritage Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, and get into the urban bustle at The Arts Centre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch trip planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Christchurch International Airport. In September in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Christchurch

Shopping Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Akaroa, Little River Gallery
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Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, 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 Battery Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nadi online travel planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Nadi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in September, with highs in Nadi at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Tours 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouma National Heritage Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lavena Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taveuni Island trip tool.

Fly from Nadi to Taveuni Island in 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. Wrap up 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): steep yourself in history at Orchid Island Cultural Centre, hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market, then take in the exciting artwork at 21K Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Suva travel planner.

Fly from Taveuni Island to Suva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Taveuni Island in September, with highs in Suva at 28°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Natadola Beach and then stop by Hot Glass Fiji.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sigatoka visit planner.

Traveling by car from Suva to Sigatoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Suva in September, you will find days in Sigatoka are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

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

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