24 days in South Pacific Itinerary

24 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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24 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Memphis, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Ofu, American Samoa
— 1 day
Travel:  4​h 15​min
5
Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Memphis, United States

5
nights
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Escape the urban bustle at Taharuu Beach and Faarumai Waterfalls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and Pointe Venus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Papeete: Taravao (Bain de Vaima & Taravao Plateau). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, stop by Papeete Roulottes, enjoy the sand and surf at Punaauia Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Point Venus.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Papeete road trip planning website .

Memphis, USA to Papeete is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Papeete is minus 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in December, with highs in Papeete at 87°F and lows at 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Arue, Punaauia, Pointe Venus
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral

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.
Visit Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Darling Harbour. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Sublime Point Lookout (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Clovelly Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday maker app .

You can fly from Papeete to Sydney in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 20 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Papeete in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, The National Pass, Sublime Point Lookout
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

5
nights
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.
Visiting Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and Natadola Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Vatukarasa Village and Tavuni Hill Fort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigatoka: Momi Bay Battery Historic Park (in Denarau Island) and Pacific Harbour (Paradise Beach & Shark Diving). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Naihehe Caves, and take in the dramatic scenery at Biausevu Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sigatoka online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Sigatoka in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Fiji Time (FJT) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sigatoka when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ofu.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Harbour, Momi Battery Historical Park, Maui Bay Shopping Centre
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving

1
day
Ofu, American Samoa

Ofu ©
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ofu Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ofu trip planner .

Getting from Sigatoka to Ofu by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Sigatoka to Ofu, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Pago Pago.

Things to do in Ofu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ofu Beach ©
Ofu Beach

4
nights
Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago ©
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Take a break from the city and head to National Park of American Samoa and Lower Sauma Ridge Hike. Step off the beaten path and head to Two Dollar Beach and Blunts Point Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Fagatele Bay Trail, examine the collection at Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Office, get engrossed in the history at Jean P. Haydon Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Congregational Christian Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pago Pago online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ofu to Pago Pago. In January, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fagatele Bay Trail, Matafao Peak, Blunts Point Trail
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National Park of American Samoa ©
National Park of American Samoa
Fagatele Bay Trail ©
Fagatele Bay Trail
Blunts Point Trail ©
Blunts Point Trail

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