23 days in South Pacific Itinerary

23 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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23 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
5
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
6
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
7
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Muri, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Sauniatu, stop by Mailelani Samoa, and kick back and relax at Lefaga Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Apia trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Apia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Auckland to Apia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Neiafu.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, Lalomanu Beach, To Sua Ocean Trench
Highlights from your plan
To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Papaseea Sliding Rock ©
Papaseea Sliding Rock

1
night
Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ene'io Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Neiafu trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Apia to Neiafu in 3.5 hours. May in Neiafu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Neiafu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Nadi is known for outdoors, nature, parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, make a trip to Fiji Culture Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nadi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Neiafu to Nadi in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Tonga Time to Fiji Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Nadi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
Highlights from your plan
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

2
nights
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 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lavena Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Taveuni Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Taveuni Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nadi in May, Taveuni Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk
Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park

3
nights
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
On the 18th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie and then head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Plage de la Baie des Citrons, examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and then step off the mainland to explore Ilot Maitre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Noumea day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Port Vila to Noumea takes 2 hours. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
Highlights from your plan
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach

3
nights
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

Ile Des Pins ©
Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Nokanhoui has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ile Des Pins trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off toAitutaki.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

2
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aitutaki Lagoon, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden, step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Moturakau.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki trip maker website .

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Aitutaki in 18.5 hours. Traveling from Ile Des Pins to Aitutaki, you'll gain 21 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muri.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Mount Maungapu ©
Mount Maungapu

1
night
Muri, Cook Islands

Muri ©
Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Titikaveka Beach and then stroll through Muri Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Muri trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aitutaki to Muri. May in Muri sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avarua.

Things to do in Muri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Titikaveka Beach, Muri Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach

2
nights
Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Punanga Nui, identify plant and animal life at Tikioki Marine Reserve, look for gifts at Bergman & Sons, and steep yourself in history at Wreck of the Matai.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Avarua road trip planning site .

Avarua is just a short distance from Muri. In May, daytime highs in Avarua are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Rarotonga
Highlights from your plan
Te Rua Manga (The Needle) ©
Te Rua Manga (The Needle)
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bergman & Sons ©
Bergman & Sons

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