14 days in New Zealand, Australia & Fiji Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand, Australia & Fiji Itinerary

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14 days in New Zealand, Australia & Fiji Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
Step out of Queenstown to go to Te Anau and see Milford Sound, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown route builder tool .

San Francisco, USA to Queenstown is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 20 hours traveling from San Francisco to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 29th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
Sydney is known for parks, beaches, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nadi trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Nadi takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Nadi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Nadi at 87°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Hot Glass Fiji, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sigatoka online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Nadi to Sigatoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

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