15 days in Fiji, Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

15 days in Fiji, Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

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15 days in Fiji, Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pacific Harbour, Fiji
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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3
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney visit planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 18 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 77°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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

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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), meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Te Anau to see Milford Sound about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, take in the exciting artwork at Queenstown Arts Centre, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and trek along Hollyford Track.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Milford Sound, Hollyford Track
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nadi travel planning site .

You can fly from Queenstown to Nadi in 8 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nadi are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pacific Harbour.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Denarau Island
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club ©
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club

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nights
Pacific Harbour, Fiji

At the eastern end of Coral Coast, only a short drive from Suva, lies Pacific Harbour, Fiji's self-styled adventure capital.
On the 6th (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pacific Harbour travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Nadi to Pacific Harbour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Pacific Harbour are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pacific Harbour

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fiji Museum
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Shark Diving
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Zipline

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