35 days in South Pacific Itinerary

35 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Lalomanu, Samoa
— 2 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Pacific Harbour, Fiji
— 1 night
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights

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Lalomanu, Samoa

Lalomanu ©
Lalomanu is a village on the east coast of Upolu island in Samoa.The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Aleipata Itupa i Luga which is within the larger political district of Atua.The white sandy seaside is called Lalomanu Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Samoa with beach fale accommodation run by locals, including Litia Sini Beach Resort and Taufua Beach Fales, for tourists and visitors. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Fuipisia Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at To Sua Ocean Trench, and then admire the sheer force of Sopoaga Falls. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lalomanu Beach and then go for a walk through Lalomanu Crater Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lalomanu trip maker site.

Charlotte, USA to Lalomanu is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Apia Standard Time (WSST) is 18 hours. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Apia.

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Must see
Lalomanu Beach
4.6
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Waterfall
Sopoaga Falls
4.2
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Geologic Formation
To Sua Ocean Trench
4.7

3
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Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Bring the kids along to Piula Cave Pool and Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and Tafa Tafa Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Salamumu Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Falefa Falls, stop by Pacific Jewell Gift Shop & Gallery, and browse the fresh offerings at Fugalei Market.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Apia road trip planning tool.

Drive from Lalomanu to Apia in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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3
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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and Off-Road Tours. Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Garden of the Sleeping Giant will thrill your kids. There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

Make your Nadi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Apia to Nadi in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Apia Standard Time (WSST) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Nadi sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool
4.6
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6

2
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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 18th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get outside with Off-Road Cave Safari. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Natadola Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sigatoka trip site.

You can drive from Nadi to Sigatoka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sigatoka can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pacific Harbour.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

1
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Pacific Harbour, Fiji

Pacific Harbour
At the eastern end of Coral Coast, only a short drive from Suva, lies Pacific Harbour, Fiji's self-styled adventure capital.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): let the river carry you with Rivers Fiji - Day Adventures.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pacific Harbour using our trip planner.

Getting from Sigatoka to Pacific Harbour by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Pacific Harbour, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Pacific Harbour

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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5
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Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Family-friendly places like Coolangatta Beach and SkyPoint Climb will thrill your kids. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, get some thrills on the water with Jet Ski Safaris, and don't miss a visit to Snapper Rocks.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pacific Harbour to Gold Coast takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pacific Harbour in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Coolangatta Beach
4.8
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Beach
Kirra Beach
4.8

5
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Australian National Maritime Museum. Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2
Beach
Manly Beach
4.6

6
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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Bring the kids along to A Maze'N Things and Scienceworks. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Botanical Gardens) and Tyde (in Cowes). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at ArtVo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 56°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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Theme Park
A Maze'N Things
4.3
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Specialty Museum
Scienceworks
4.2

6
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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snow Farm NZ and Queenstown Hill. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Break One and Coronet Peak. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: UnderDog Sled Dog Tours (in Cardrona) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Wanaka). On the 7th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Break One
5.0
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Cross-country Ski Area
Snow Farm NZ
4.4
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.5

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