35 days in South Pacific Itinerary

35 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Fly to Faleolo International Airport, Drive to Lalomanu
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Lalomanu, Samoa
— 2 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
Drive
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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

— 2 nights
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 26-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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Apia, Samoa

— 3 nights
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 Lefaga Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tafa Tafa 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nadi, Fiji

— 3 nights
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 Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline will thrill your kids. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nadi online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Apia to Nadi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Apia Standard Time (WSST) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 2 nights
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 · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Pacific Harbour, Fiji

— 1 night
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

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Gold Coast, Australia

— 5 nights
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 Coolangatta Beach. Family-friendly places like Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach 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: push the limits with Jet Ski Safaris, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, 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

Sydney, Australia

— 5 nights

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 Chinese Garden of Friendship. Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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

Melbourne, Australia

— 6 nights

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 Lake Wendouree. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ballarat Botanical Gardens (in Ballarat) and Tyde (in Cowes). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at ArtVo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 6 nights

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 The Remarkables Ski Area. 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). There's much more to do: trek along Queenstown Hill, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Queenstown road trip tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Samoa travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.